Far from a pro-Russian dove, Volodymyr Zelensky enters office a Russia hawk

This article from the UK think tank ‘The Foreign Policy Centre’ takes a look at Ukraine’s new President, Volodymyr Zelensky.

The presidency of Volodymyr Zelensky is upon us. Zelensky, a political outsider who ran on an explicitly anti-establishment platform and ousted incumbent President Petro Poroshenko in a second round of voting that saw Zelensky receive nearly three-quarters of the national vote, has been inaugurated and is likely to set about making major policy and personnel changes upon assuming control of the Bankova. That certainty has the showman’s critics concerned, not least because of its implications for the country’s Russia policy.

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