Mansur Mirovalev is a print / video journalist who has worked for the Associated Press, Al Jazeera English, CNN, NBC, WIRED, the Los Angeles Times, RFE/RL and Vice News.
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In an attempt to cement power, Volodymyr Zelensky has called for snap elections, sparking a severe backlash from the opposition.
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Renowned TV comic Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s very likely victory may transcend the country's deepest political schism which has long played into the Russian hands.
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The Black Sea peninsula is experiencing purges, propaganda drives and plummeting living standards as it becomes a toxic geopolitical battleground.
From a medical doctor to a self-declared sexist and a career spy, many aspire for the country's presidential post, but three candidates stand out.
The move has triggered criticism but experts argue it will help the nation of 18 million Turkic-speaking people break away from Russia's cultural and political influence, especially in light of Moscow invading Crimea in 2014.
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