"Ukraine's new leadership can not fail to understand this", he said.
BRUSSELS - Russia's decision to ease the granting of Russian citizenship to people living in separatist regions of Ukraine is another attack by Moscow on Ukrainian sovereignty, the European Union said on Thursday, calling on Russian to stop such actions. Zelensky beat the incumbent President Petro Poroshenko in what exit polls suggest was a landslide.
The move was met with swift condemnation from outgoing Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko who called it "unprecedented interference" in the affairs of a sovereign state, CNN reported.
"We want and we are ready to fully restore relations with Ukraine".
"This decree is not bringing us closer to achieving the ultimate goal: a cease-fire", it said.
"Russia has deprived you of today and is now grabbing at your future", wrote Klimkin on Twitter after the announcement.
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Swathes of the two regions are now under the de facto control of the Moscow-backed rebels, while Kiev says it is determined to re-assert its control, a position backed by most Western countries. Both men may have triumphed on negative votes, glaringly so in Mr Zelenskiy's case because people were fed up with Mr Poroshenko's promise to stamp out corruption, which never happened.
Zelensky on Wednesday said he was "counting on increased diplomatic and sanctions pressure on the Russian Federation", Zelensky's press service said in a statement. It's the sort of wording we've become used to seeing in the last five years from Ukraine.
This was Ukraine's first presidential election without a clear pro-Kremlin candidate, reflecting a shift for a country that has been increasingly drawn toward the West since the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014.
"The timing of such a decision immediately after Ukraine's presidential election... shows Russia's intention to further destabilize Ukraine and to exacerbate the conflict", the spokeswoman added.
Former Foreign Minister Lloyd Axworthy told reporters on a teleconference call that the April 21 election of Volodymyr Zelenskiy represented an opportunity to redouble political and economic support for Ukraine.
There was no immediate reaction from Zelenskiy's office.