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Putin takes wait-and-see attitude towards Zelensky, - Peskov

A spokesman for the Russian president explained this by saying that the Kremlin still does not understand what Zelensky’s approaches to the main issues on the agenda will be
18:39, 16 June 2019
Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia
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Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Russian president, said that the Kremlin took a wait-and-see attitude towards the Ukrainian head of state, Volodymyr Zelensky. The reason is that there is still no understanding of what the new president’s approaches to the main issues on the agenda are. Peskov said this during the Moscow. Kremlin. Putin TV show, as reported by RBK.

“On the whole, there is a positive approach and there is an expectation of restrained optimism, but unfortunately, no one has a clear vision on what will happen in Kyiv,” Peskov said.

We note that Putin did not congratulate Zelensky on his victory in the second round of the election. As Peskov explained then, "the Kremlin will congratulate President Zelensky on his first successes in resolving the conflict in south-eastern Ukraine, as well as on his first successes in normalizing Russian-Ukrainian relations."

Earlier, the Russian president said he did not refuse from contacting Zelensky.
We reported that Vladimir Putin hoped that under the new President Volodymyr Zelensky his country will restore relationships with Ukraine, as he said in an interview for Russian TV channel Mir.

“I think it (the new leadership of the Ukrainian state, - ed.) can act energetically and towards the restoration of the relationships between Ukraine and Russia, towards the solution of the problems inside of the country,” Putin said.

He expressed hope that the new authority in Ukraine “will not hide behind” anti-Russian ideas trying to avoid inner problems of the country, in particular, those in the economy and social sphere.

Putin is sure that the restoration of Russian-Ukrainian relationships is unavoidable.

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