Kremlin: one can judge new Ukrainian president only by his actions
It will only be possible to judge new Ukrainian president by his actions, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Russia respects the choice of Ukrainian people, "moreover that this choice is rather obvious," he noted. "At the same time, the legitimacy of this election in general was put into question when three million Ukrainian citizens, who live in Russia, were denied the right to vote," Peskov stressed.
The Kremlin also believes that speaking about Russian President Vladimir Putin sending his congratulations to Vladimir Zelensky, as well as their cooperation is premature.
"It is too early to talk about President Putin’s offering his congratulations to Zelensky, as well as speaking about the possibilities of working together," TASS cited Peskov as saying.
Ukraine’s presidential runoff took place on April 21. With 99% of the vote counted, leader of the Servant of the People political party Vladimir Zelensky has received 73.21%, while incumbent President Pyotr Poroshenko gained 24.46%. The presidential inauguration is expected to take place no later than May 31.