Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has no illusions after the Ukrainian presidential election, but believes there is a chance to improve bilateral ties, ONA reports.
"I have no doubt that Ukraine’s new leader will stick to the rhetoric toward Russia he used during the campaign, repeating the same ideological tenets we know all too well, targeted at various social groups. I have no illusions whatsoever in this regard. At the same time, there is still a chance for Ukraine to improve its relations with Russia," Medvedev wrote on his Facebook page.
"The main thing we can wish the new Ukrainian leadership is common sense, as well as to understand the inherent value of relations between the peoples of our countries that transcend all momentary political considerations. This is the only way of reviving economic cooperation that has practically ceased, which would pave the way to resolving extremely challenging social problems millions of Ukrainians are facing today."