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Ukraine: Zelenskiy names getting detained Ukrainian servicemen back top priority02:03

Ukraine: Zelenskiy names getting detained Ukrainian servicemen back top priority

Ukraine, Kiev
April 21, 2019 at 19:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy said that, as president, his top priority will be ensuring the safe return of the Ukrainian sailors detained in Russia. He made the statement during a press conference in Kiev on Sunday.

“I believe the number one priority is to get back our prisoners, our military prisoners, our sailors,” he said.

“I talked to our sailors’ mothers. I will do my best to get them back. I cannot give you a promise, but I will do everything possible to get our boys back home,” he added.

He also said that he would keep the Minsk process going to end the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

According to national exit polls, actor-turned-politician Zelenskiy won the run-off round of Ukrainian residential election receiving 73.20 percent of the vote. Incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko came second with 25.30 percent.

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Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy said that, as president, his top priority will be ensuring the safe return of the Ukrainian sailors detained in Russia. He made the statement during a press conference in Kiev on Sunday.

“I believe the number one priority is to get back our prisoners, our military prisoners, our sailors,” he said.

“I talked to our sailors’ mothers. I will do my best to get them back. I cannot give you a promise, but I will do everything possible to get our boys back home,” he added.

He also said that he would keep the Minsk process going to end the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

According to national exit polls, actor-turned-politician Zelenskiy won the run-off round of Ukrainian residential election receiving 73.20 percent of the vote. Incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko came second with 25.30 percent.