Russian channel pulls Ukrainian comedy after one day

A Russian TV channel that broadcast a popular Ukrainian comedy series starring actor-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday cancelled the show,…

A Russian TV channel that broadcast a popular Ukrainian comedy series starring actor-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday cancelled the show, after just one evening.

The series Servant of the People premiered in Russia on Wednesday evening on the entertainment channel TNT, which is owned by Russian gas giant Gazprom.

The first of three episodes was shown after a high-profile summit with Zelensky and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, and was seen as yet another indication of warming ties.

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