RIA News quoted the president of the country:
Regarding our relations with Ukraine as a whole, the situation is absolutely abnormal, when instead of the constructive development of relations between two close, fraternal countries that are actually parts of the same people, the situation we are seeing today is emerging.
The head of state noted that after solving the peace issue in the Donbass, we should expect an improvement in Russian-Ukrainian relations.
Vladimir Putin also spoke on the claims of the West about the non-admission of Alexei Navalny to the election as a candidate. Being edited "KP" (at the earlier invitation of a journalist from Komsomolskaya Pravda), the president, continuing to ignore the name of the “dissenting oppositionist,” noted the following:
The character you mentioned is not the only one who was not allowed. For some reason they do not call others - apparently, they talk about the preferences of the American administration ... about who they would like to see in the leadership of the country. Apparently, these are the people on whom they bet, on which they rely. In this sense, they pierced, it would be better if they were silent.
At the same time, the president commented on the statements that Russia allegedly interfered in the American elections. According to Vladimir Putin, all these statements (about “Russian intervention”) are absolute nonsense.