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Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy walks backstage during the filming of the League of Laughter comedy show on March 19 in Kiev, Ukraine. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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A Comedian Plays Ukraine's President On TV. Will He Become One In Real Life?

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Ukrainian servicemen ride on a military vehicle as they leave the area of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine Wednesday. The troops, some in columns, some in cars, began leaving the besieged town today. Gleb Garanich/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, joined by Speaker of the House John Boehner and Vice President Joe Biden, acknowledges lawmakers' applause after addressing a joint meeting of Congress. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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