March 29, 2019 / 8:53 PM / 3 months ago

Timeline: Events in Ukraine's political history since 1991

Ukrainian flags are seen in front of the Mikhailovsky Zlatoverkhy Cathedral (St. Michael's Golden-Domed Cathedral) in Kiev, Ukraine, March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

KIEV (Reuters) - A comedian with no political experience is tipped to win the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday amid discontent over corruption and five years of war against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country.

Here is a timeline of the main events in Ukraine’s political history since the country’s independence in 1991.

The first round of voting in Ukraine’s presidential election will take place on Sunday. If no candidate secures a majority, the election will move to a second-round run-off on April 21.

Compiled by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Gareth Jones

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