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Ukraine and Russia Conflict: History of Ukraine and Russia

Ukrainian Leadership

April 21, 2019

Volodymyr Zelensky was elected President of Ukraine.

May 20, 2019

Volodymyr Zelensky was sworn in as the 6th President of Ukraine.

Russian Leadership

From KGB Officer to Russia's Longest Leader: Vladimir Putin : Throughline :  NPR

Dec. 31, 1999
Yeltsin abruptly resigns, naming Putin acting president pending elections.

March 26, 2000
Putin is elected president of Russia. He wins in the first round, capturing just over 50 percent of the vote.

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