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Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky takes office as Ukraine’s president

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Ukraine's President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy takes the oath of office in Kiev on Monday. Valentyn Ogirenko/ Reuters

Volodymyr Zelensky, a 41-year-old comedian with no political experience, took office as Ukraine’s president on Monday after winning a landslide election victory.

“I pledge to protect the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine,” the newly inaugurated president said during the ceremony in parliament in Kiev.

Agence France-Presse