The congratulatory message reads, in part :
“The election, which was held in accordance with world standards, confirmed Ukrainians’ desire to end the historically doomed attempts to sow discord between our peoples and their sincere wish to strengthen our good-neighbourly relations. This fully reflects the Russian people’s hopes too.
I hope that Russian-Ukrainian cooperation will once again become a truly constructive and productive partnership. I am sure that through our joint efforts we can give new impetus to developing mutually advantageous bilateral ties.
I take this opportunity to invite you to make a visit soon to Russia to discuss the broad range of multifaceted cooperation matters on our two countries’ agenda today.”