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Ukrainian presidential election: Breath of fresh air, but with a risk of failure

After Mr Volodymyr Zelensky's landslide victory in the Ukrainian presidential election, Moscow was quick to welcome it as a "reset" in bilateral ties.

Just months before, Russia had lambasted now outgoing President Petro Poroshenko as someone it will never be able to make peace with.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 23, 2019, with the headline 'Breath of fresh air, but with a risk of failure'. Print Edition | Subscribe