Ukraine election 2019: The role of the war in Donbass | DW News

Ukraine’s incumbent President Petro Poroshenko’s job is on the line today in the country’s presidential run-off. His opponent is Volodymyr Zelensky, a comic actor who plays a fictional president in a popular TV show. Polling stations will be open until early evening with preliminary results expected a few hours later. Pre-election opinion polls showed Zelensky with a big lead over Poroshenko. Today’s election comes with the conflict in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region still unresolved after five years of fighting. And the war played a big role in the presidential campaign
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