Czech PM: Ukrainian vote opens the way for strong, legitimate government


Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka on Monday welcomed the outcome of elections in Ukraine, saying that they would enable the formation of a strong, legitimate government in Ukraine, the country’s political stabilization and its future democratic development. The Czech Republic is ready to cooperate closely with Ukraine’s new leaders, to assist the country’s reconstruction and gradual accession to the EU, Mr. Sobotka said. He added that the election result should now prompt Russia to sit down to the negotiating table with Ukraine’s new leaders and resolve the conflict by diplomatic means.