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Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy Widens Lead in Ukraine Presidential Race

Polls last month showing comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy as the leading candidate in Ukraine’s presidential race appear to have been no fluke, as the latest round of polling shows him widening his lead over incumbent Petro Poroshenko and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko.

Ukrainian entertainer and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy performs on stage in western Ukrainian city of Uzhhorod, on Feb. 9, 2019.

Report: Russia Moves Nuclear-Capable Missile Launchers to Ukraine Border

A Fox News exclusive report on Thursday claimed Russia may have deployed ballistic missiles within 270 miles of the Ukrainian border. The Iskander missiles captured by satellite photographs have sufficient range to reach Ukrainian territory and are capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads.

Russian soldiers load an Iskander-M missile launcher during a military exercise at a firing range in Ussuriysk, Russia on Nov. 17, 2016. (Yuri Smityuk/TASS/Getty Images)

Putin: Ukraine Disappointed Russia Didn’t Kill Imprisoned Sailors

Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed on Wednesday that Ukrainian government was disappointed that Russian troops did not kill Ukranian service members after they were detained in the Kerch Strait, presumably because they considered it as an opportunity to launch an international investigation into Russia. 

Putin pushes economic growth at annual press conference

Five Highlights from Putin’s Year-End Press Conference

Russian President Vladimir Putin held his 14th annual year-ending press conference on Thursday. These events find Putin talking for hours on end as he takes questions from hundreds of journalists – in this case over 1,700 of them from both Russian and foreign media organizations, according to the Kremlin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he agrees with President Donald Trump that it's time for U.S. troops to leave Syria. Photo by Yuri Gripas/UPI

Report: U.S. Warships to ‘Challenge’ Russia in Both Eastern, Western Waters

The U.S. Navy deployed its guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell near Russia-contested waters in the Sea of Japan on Wednesday as it begun taking the necessary steps to sail a warship into the Black Sea, west of Russia, amid increased tensions in the wake of the Kremlin’s seizure of three Ukrainian military vessels.

US warships sail through Taiwan Strait

Russia Holds Naval War Games, Missile Drills in Black Sea near Ukraine

Russia is holding naval war exercises and surface-to-air missile drills in the Black Sea region amid tensions with Ukraine and a U.S.-led alliance over the capture of three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crew off the coast of Moscow-annexed Crimea last month, the Kremlin’s defense ministry reportedly announced on Tuesday.

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Ukraine to Take Russia to International Court over Crimea Ship Seizures

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko announced on Monday that his country has begun drafting a lawsuit against Russia with the International Court of Justice (ICJ), a global tribunal open only to state actors, for the illegal seizure of Ukrainian ships at the mouth of the Sea of Azov in late November.

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Kremlin Insists Trump Will Hold ‘Impromptu’ Meeting with Putin

President Donald Trump on Thursday formally canceled his planned G-20 summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in response to Russia’s attack on Ukrainian ships near Crimea last weekend, but the Kremlin insisted on Friday that Putin and Trump will have a “brief impromptu meeting” similar to Putin’s encounters with other summit attendees.

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Five Things to Watch For at the G-20 Summit

The G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Friday and Saturday could be the scene of a few momentous encounters as world leaders meet – or refuse to meet – and major strategic conflicts play out. Here are five things to watch for as the summit unfolds.

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