MOSCOW, April 21. /TASS/. A senior Russian lawmaker said on Sunday it is too early to make any guesses about Ukraine’s further course following Sunday’s runoff presidential elections in that country, with incumbent President Pyotr Poroshenko being defeated by his rival, candidate from the Servant of the People party, showman Vladimir Zelensky.
"As for Zelensky, I’d rather refrain from jumping into conclusions. Let us wait and see his first steps to understand whether he is really going to be a ‘servant of the people’ of Ukraine or will continue a policy in the interests of the Washington cartel," Leonid Slutsky, chairman of the international committee at the Russian State Duma lower parliament house, told journalists.
Anyway, in his words, these preliminary election results signal a "complete fiasco" of the current authorities. "Poroshenko keeps on thrashing about in agony. His first statements after the release of the exit poll results are not addressed to the Ukrainian nation, they are addressed again to NATO and the European Union calling not to leave Ukraine alone with such an unexperienced new president. But neither foreign supervisors nor anti-Russian provocations could help Poroshenko stay in office. Today’s results are his complete political fiasco," Slutsky said.