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Comedian elected Ukraine president

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A comedian in the Ukraine, a d-bag in the WH. Sweet.

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Comedy is correct. This is hilarious.

After 4 years of NATO try to stir up anti-Russian nationalism in Ukraine, the Ukrainians vote for a Russian-speaking guy who spent 5 years in Moscow to be their president.

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After 4 years of NATO try to stir up anti-Russian nationalism in Ukraine, the Ukrainians vote for a Russian-speaking guy who spent 5 years in Moscow to be their president.

Yes. Damn NATO for forcing Russia to invade the Ukraine. Damn NATO all to hell!

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After 4 years of NATO try to stir up anti-Russian nationalism in Ukraine, the Ukrainians vote for a Russian-speaking guy who spent 5 years in Moscow to be their president.

This probably helped:

Zelensky has insisted that as leader he would demand Putin end Moscow's occupation of Ukrainian territory and pay compensation for the conflict.

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Reality star in the WH, comedian here.

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Their president is a comedian and ours is a joke. It feels like I'm living in a Marx Brothers movie.

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This probably helped:

Zelensky has insisted that as leader he would demand Putin end Moscow's occupation of Ukrainian territory and pay compensation for the conflict.

Yawn,

Election campaign rhetoric. He's a Russian speaker, deep down his ties are with the Russian people.

He and his boss (Kolomoysky) have deep connections to Moscow.

NATO's bloody adventure in Ukraine is over, Ukrainians are sick of the war that Maiden led to.

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NATO's bloody adventure in Ukraine is over, Ukrainians are sick of the war that Maiden led to

You don't understand that the Russian military is not called NATO.

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Congratulations to Zelensky. Hope he is successful.

The 41-year-old performer's bid started out as a long shot but, on the back of popular discontent with the political class, he sent establishment candidates tumbling.

2016 U.S. election, anyone?

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the Ukrainians vote for a Russian-speaking guy who spent 5 years in Moscow to be their president.

Many/most Ukrainians speak Russian (and Ukrainian, obviously). From my experience, many eastern euros speak multiple languages i.e their own, Russian, German, some English etc. Pretty smart/educated ppl if you ask me.

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I hope president-elect Zelensky has the good sense to negotiate a reduction of hostilities with the Ukrainian nationals in the east of the country and with Russia. Ukraine needs Russian trade and assistance to have any viable future.

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Given that Ukrainian politics has been a bad joke ever since independence, not surprising that they'd take the logical next step and elect a comedian as president. How's he going to manage Ukraine's rising Fascism and anti-Semitism?

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One of the posters for his candidacy read: "No promises -- no apologies!"

lol. a president that comes with fine print and disclaimers.

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Poroshenko and Zelensky are both of Jewish origin, but while the former is a corrupt businessman and bore who takes himself too seriously, the latter is a talented comedian whose inimitable Jewish shtick combined razor-sharp instincts won him a landslide victory. Comparisons with Trump are superficial since Zelensky is a smart professional comedian while the Trump is merely a buffoon and a dullard to boot whose unintended ability to make us laugh derives from his Dunning-Kruger persona and his utter haplessness.

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