Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said Moscow has a chance of improving ties with Ukraine under the new leadership of President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky.
It was the first reaction by a senior Russian official following Sunday’s landslide victory for Zelensky.
Medvedev said there was a chance to improve cooperation between the two countries.
In a Facebook post, the Russian Prime Minister said the result of the election shows a clear demand for a new approach to solving Ukraine’s problems.
Ukraine and Russia have been at odds since a 2014 uprising ousted a pro-Kremlin leader.
Volodymyr Zelensky, a television comic they voted into the president’s office on Sunday in an apparent landslide
He garnered about three times as many votes as his opponent, according to early projections — will inherit a massive to-do list for a country that is in the midst of a simmering conflict with
Russia, has fallen to become one of the poorest countries in Europe, and confronts perceptions of corruption, BBC reported.