Ukraine, in conflict with Russian-backed forces in the east of the country and faced with Moscow’s annexation of Crimea, is promoting the official state language. Campaigning for the use of Kyiv, Ukraine wants to escape from the shadow of its Soviet past.
Former president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, was greeted by cheering supporters and music as he returned from exile to Ukraine on Wednesday after the country's newly-elected president Volodymyr Zelensky reinstated his citizenship.
Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has been inaugurated as Ukrainian President. He is previously known for his role in a television show in which a schoolteacher accidentally becomes president of Ukraine. In his speech, Zelensky announced plans to dismiss the parliament.