"He is known for playing the unwilling president of a popular Ukrainian series. Now can the tale be reality, if Volodymyr Zelenskyj manages to convince the people that he is capable of leading a country with big challenges and who are in the middle of a war with Russia."
"In Sunday's presidential election was the 41-year-old Zelenskyj the big winner with 30.2 per cent of the votes – almost twice as much as the incumbent president, Petro Porosjenko."
"None of the 39 presidential candidates, with over 50 per cent of the votes counted, managed to bring together more than 50 per cent of the votes and the election will proceed to a second round with the two top candidates."
"President Petro Porosjenko said after the elections that he understands the will of the people to change and"
"– Putin dreams of a gentle, impressionable, soft, giggling and weak president with an unclear ideological direction, and which is politically uncertain. Should we really give him the opportunity?, said Porosjenko after the election."
"Around 63 per cent of Ukraine's population took to the polls on Sunday. The country's interior ministry has, according to the BBC announced that hundreds of valbrott has been committed, but foreign valbevakare said that the elections were held without major problems."
"The Ukrainian central election commission (CEC) said to the Russian news agency Interfax that the results of the election are valid."
"– We can conclude that the Ukrainian people has expressed its will, " says Tetiana Slipachuk, head of the CEC."
"the Actor and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskyj: 30.3 per cent."
"the Incumbent president, Petro Porosjenko: 16.5 per cent."
"of Former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko: 13.1 per cent."
"Round two is being held april 21, with the two candidates who received the most votes."
"Source: Ukraine's electoral commission"