Ukraine: Kiev residents react to Zelenskiy’s ‘unusual’ landslide victory

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Kiev residents shared their thoughts about the future of Ukraine on Monday following comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s landslide victory in the presidential runoff against incumbent Petro Poroshenko.

“Let’s actually see if he [Zelesnkiy] really is an honest guy, then let him try. But it will be very hard, I do not envy him,” said one resident.

Another citizen described the actor’s victory as “unusual”.

“It is unusual, but at the same time natural. Because if we say who chose Zelenskiy, he himself correctly said that he was created by Petro Olekseevich (Poroshenko).”

One woman said that she hopes that Zelenskiy’s triumph means “that in our country at least some steps will be taken against corruption. Indeed, for 5 years, absolutely nothing has been done.”

With more than 95 percent of the ballots counted, Zelenskiy has gathered 73.19 percent of the vote against Poroshenko’s 24.48 percent.

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