Moscow would like to see party of peace in power in Ukraine

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Kremlin believes it is yet too early to comment on the results of the Ukrainian presidential election or congratulate any of the candidates on getting into the second round of the race, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday. “The election in Ukraine is not over yet. There will be the second round. So, it’s too early to draw conclusions. We need to wait… As long as the election is not finished, it would be wrong to congratulate [anyone] on getting into the second round,” the spokesman said. “Of course, we would like to see that Ukraine is governed by a party seeking a step-by-step settlement in Ukraine’s southeast in accordance with the existing agreements, rather than a party of war,” the spokesman added. The Kremlin has no stand on Russian lawmakers’ suggestion not to recognise the Ukrainian presidential election, Peskov said on Monday, stressing that this was the lawmakers’ own initiative.

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