Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy sworn as the president of Ukraine.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in spite of no political experience, won the presidency of Ukraine and immediately announced he was dissolving parliament. Mr. Zelensky said he was ready for dialogue to end the war and urged Russia to release Ukrainian prisoners and return territories which Ukraine has lost. He quoted “My whole life I tried to do everything to make Ukrainians laugh,” he said. “Now I will do everything to make sure Ukrainians at least won’t cry anymore.”

Further he added, “The government didn’t do anything for them to feel themselves Ukrainians,” Mr. Zelensky, who is the country’s youngest post-Soviet leader, said in his address. “I am not afraid to make difficult decisions, I am ready to lose my popularity, my ratings if needed, or even my post as long as we achieve peace.”