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Russian PM sees 'chance' for better ties with new Ukraine leader

AFP  |  Moscow 

has a chance of improving ties with under the leadership of Volodymyr Zelensky, Russian said Monday, adding however that he has "no illusions".

In the first reaction by a senior Russian following Sunday's landslide victory for Zelensky, a with no political experience, said "there is a chance for improving cooperation with our country".

The result of the election, in which roundly defeated incumbent Petro Poroshenko, "shows a clear demand for a new approach to solving Ukraine's problems", wrote on his page.

and have been at odds since a 2014 uprising ousted a pro-Kremlin leader. that year annexed Crimea and has backed separatists in a conflict in eastern that has killed some 13,000 people.

Poroshenko during the campaign said that was too inexperienced a leader to be able to stand up to Russia's

Medvedev said he has "no illusions" about

"No doubt that the new will use the same rhetoric towards that he used in his campaign," Medvedev wrote.

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First Published: Mon, April 22 2019. 13:25 IST
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