Putin comments on Ukraine's presidential election results
Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that the outcome of Ukraine’s presidential election is evidence of utter failure of President Pyotr Poroshenko’s policies.
He expressed confidence that Ukraine’s new authorities "cannot but be well aware of this". Putin noted that it remains to be seen what steps Ukraine’s new President Vladimir Zelensky will take. "Understanding is one thing while building a realistic policy meeting the interests of the people is something very different," TASS cited him as saying.
The Russian President said that Moscow-Kiev relations will depend on the policy of Ukraine’s new leadership. "We wish and we are prepared to restore relations in full, but we cannot do that unilaterally," Putin concluded.