MOSCOW, May 26. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Andrzej Dudu with his election as Poland’s new president, the Kremlin press office reported on Monday.
"In his congratulatory telegram, the head of the Russian state expressed his confidence that the efforts to build constructive relations between Russia and Poland based on the principles of true good neighborliness and mutual respect of interests would contribute to enhancing security and stability in Europe," the Kremlin press office said.
Putin wished Dudu success in state work.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier on Monday Russia is determined to seek a constructive relationship with Warsaw and counts on building friendly relations between the two states.
"We always count on building friendly, mutual relations, impartial and free from stereotypes with our near neighbors," including Poland," the Kremlin spokesman said, commenting on the results of the presidential elections in Poland.
The runoff of the presidential elections in Poland took place on Sunday. According to preliminary data, opposition candidate Andrzej Dudu won the elections with a 4% lead over his rival, incumbent President Bronislaw Komorowski who conceded defeat.
The Polish Central Electoral Commission expects to announce the final results of the presidential elections on Monday evening or Tuesday morning.