Russia-Ukraine: Moscow sees "opportunity" to improve relations with Ukraine

The election of a new president will make a difference, according to Medvedev.

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Change of political scene in Ukraine with the wide victory of Volodymyr Zelensky, the popular comedian and now president of the country. Many analysts believe that his role in the Ukrainian TV series Servant of the People was a catalyst for his political victory. In any case, the high turnout in the Ukrainian presidential election shows the willingness of Ukrainians for change. Moscow is also satisfied with the result of yesterday's election.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev wrote on Facebook that Moscow has "an opportunity" to improve its relations with Ukraine after the election of Zelensky.

Earlier, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin told the Ria Novosti news agency that "the new government of the country must realize and realize the hopes of the electorate."

The new president

Volodymyr Zelensky, just 41 years old, has been entertaining Ukrainians with his staff for about 20 years, through numerous theatrical performances and television productions. He "specializes" in political satire and the "x-ray" of top politicians. His critics accuse Zelensky of not acting politically autonomously and of allying himself with oligarch Ior Kolomoisky, a staunch opponent of outgoing President Poroshenko. Both categorically refute the relevant gossip.

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Volodymyr Zelensky reacts to the announcement of the first results (photo: EPA / Tatyana Zenkovich)

Zelensky's candidacy and campaign was particularly unusual. The comedian did not hold the classic pre-election rallies. Before the first round of the presidential elections, he even "plowed" the country with his troupe while Kolomoisky TV station broadcast various satirical shows by Zelensky. The presidential candidate gave few interviews, talked only to friends in the media while communicating with his followers through social media.

With very creative spots in the language of young people, he managed to mobilize them and attract them to the polls. Shortly before today's second round, he began to become more and more aggressive towards his political opponent, giving the impression of a hunter who is furiously chasing his prey. He avoided any opportunity to specify his political vision, sending his advisers to political talk shows.

"There is a gap in politics," he told foreign journalists in the preamble to the first round. "People no longer trust any of today's politicians. I want to do something, to change something. I want to bring honest professionals to politics. "