Moscow will judge the new Ukrainian president by his actions, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, ONA reports citing TASS.
"It will only be possible to judge by his actions," Peskov pointed out.
Russia respects the choice made by Ukrainian citizens who supported the country’s new president, but recalls that there were problems with the legitimacy of this process, the Kremlin spokesman said.
"Moscow respects the choice of Ukrainian people, moreover that this choice is rather obvious," Peskov said. "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," he noted.
"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," he said.