Comedy starring Ukraine president premieres in Russia

RUSSIAN television is today set to start airing a popular comedy series starring Ukraine’s actor turned president, as new efforts are under way to de-escalate a conflict in east Ukraine.

The Russian premiere of Servant of the People, to screen on entertainment channel TNT, comes two days after President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, met in Paris for their first face-to-face talks.