22 Apr 2019

Comedian promises not to ‘mess up’ after winning Ukraine’s presidential election

The actor and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has promised not to “mess up”, after winning a landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election.

The 41-year-old political novice won almost three quarters of the votes cast – leaving the incumbent Petro Poroshenko trailing in his wake.

Foreign leaders congratulated him on his win – although not the Russian president Vladimir Putin, who declared it was “too soon”.