The Kremlin Reaction To The Election Of Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky As President

Daily Mail: Can Ukraine's actor-turned president stand up to Putin? Russia welcomes Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky and suggests he will 'improve relations' between the two warring countries

* Russia said new president had a chance of forging better relations with Moscow
* Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev talked of ' improving cooperation'
* Comedian Zelenskiy trounced incumbent Petro Poroshenko, exit polls showed
* Poroshenko lost to the 41-year-old TV star across all regions of the country
* The incumbent conceded defeat on Sunday and said he had been defeated
* Zelenskiy's unorthodox campaign made up of Instagram posts and comedy gigs

Moscow sees the victory of Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky in yesterday's presidential election as a chance to forge a closer relationship with its rival neighbour.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the two countries have a chance to improve ties under the leadership of Zelensky, who triumphed over President Petro Poroshenko in a landslide victory.

In the first reaction by a senior Russian official since Sunday's win for the comedian-turned politician with no previous experience, Medvedev said 'there is a chance for improving cooperation with our country'.

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WNU Editor: The Kremlin/Russian reaction on the election of  Volodymyr Zelensky for President can be summed up like this .... he can't be worse than President Poroshenko. As to what is my reaction. I am relieved.

More News On The Kremlin's Reaction To The Election Of Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky As President

'No illusions', but there are 'chances' – Russian PM on Ukraine elections and bilateral relations -- RT
Moscow will judge new Ukrainian president by his actions, Kremlin says -- TASS
Russia cautiously hopeful as newcomer Zelensky promises to ‘reboot’ E. Ukraine talks -- RT
Putin Offers No Warm Words as Russia Mulls New Ukraine President -- Bloomberg
Moscow hesitant to welcome Ukraine's new leader -- Channel News Asia
Lavrov vows to keep encouraging Donetsk, Lugansk to hold talks with Kiev -- TASS
Ukraine’s Election Result Pleases Both Russia’s Opposition and the Kremlin -- Evan Gershkovich, Moscow Times
Russia and EU court Ukraine's new president -- DW
Zelensky will hardly manage to disband Ukrainian parliament, analysts say -- TASS

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