Ukraine is a country that we can compare ourselves with. The ukrainians are like us. We grew up in the same country, many ukrainians speak Russian. And the ukrainians show us that it is not at all something strange with a sitting president is not re-elected, writes Russian journalist Anton Orech on the independent Echo Moskvys website.
like many Russian liberals believe Orech that Russia should watch out for Ukraine, instead of the other way around.
" the Ukrainians are asking themselves is never the question: How can we choose any other candidate than the sitting president? There is no alternative? Ukraine proves that every human being always has a choice, writes Orech.
Vladimir Putin has so far not even congratulated Zelenskyj. According to Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov, it is too early for both to congratulate and to pronounce itself on the prospects for cooperation.
But Moscow will respect the Ukrainian people's choice. All the more reason to do it considering how clear it was, said Peskov, according to independent tv channel Dozjd.
Dmitry Medvedev, writing on Facebook that he has ”no illusions” when it comes to the so-called ”anti-Russian rhetoric” in Ukraine.
" I have no doubt that the new management will apply the same rhetoric towards Russia. But there are still opportunities to improve our relationships. When the need for a pragmatic approach, in particular when it comes to the situation in eastern Ukraine, writes Medvedev on Facebook.
the Journalist Dmitry Smirnov, who is included in the Kremlpoolen and work for Putinlojala Komsomolskaya Pravda, believes that Ukraine has nothing to teach Russia.
”Zelenskyj says: 'Look at us, everything is possible'. What is it that is possible?” wondering Smirnov in a tweet.https://twitter.com/dimsmirnov175/status/1120016349500182528
the remarks are far from positive.
– Zelenskyj has maintained an anti-Russian course, during the election campaign and he had to hold on to. Otherwise, he makes his constituents were disappointed, " says dumaledamoten Ruslan Balbek from Putinpartiet The united Russia.
While writing the Kremltrogna tv channel Vesti to Zelenskyj have a softer attitude to the Russian language status in Ukraine than its predecessor.
– Zelenskyj has promised to find out people's opinion on the matter, writes Vesti on its site.