Fabrice Deprez is a journalist and correspondent based in Kyiv, Ukraine. He covers Ukraine and Eastern Europe with a special focus on local politics and geopolitical developments.
Several polls show that a large part of Ukraine objects to most of the specific compromises mentioned in the 2015 Minsk agreement that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy could now attempt to fulfill. Ukrainians support a compromise to end the war, polls show — just not any compromise.
Fresh faces new to politics make up over 80% of Ukraine’s next parliament — the highest since breaking away from the Soviet Union, in 1994.
As Ukraine heads to the polls this weekend, the most likely candidate is comedian Volodmyr Zelenskiy, who is from Kryvyi Rih, a struggling mining town in Eastern Ukraine.
Azov, the country’s most visible ultranationalist group, also started their own political party — the National Corps. Members of their National Militia will serve as election observers in Sunday's presidential elections.