Zelenskiy won the Ukrainian presidential election with a strong majority, reigniting hopes and aspirations.
Polls have opened and Ukrainians are voting in the second round of the country's presidential election. Here are five facts about a country at war wanting transformational change.
Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy is heading to Paris to meet the French president. He is predicted to win the presidential election run-off, despite his only political experience of playing the president in a TV show.
Volodomyr Zelensky might be a comedian but the first round of voting has shown that his candidacy is no joke.
Volodymyr Zelensky was cast in the role of a history teacher who accidentally became president in a TV show in Ukraine. He's now taking the lead in the country's presidential race and it's no joke.
With nearly 60 percent of the polling stations counted Monday, Volodymyr Zelenskiy had 30 percent of Sunday's vote, while incumbent President Petro Poroshenko was a distant second with just over 16 percent.
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.
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