Russia's Putin says will respect Ukrainian election outcome

ST PETERSBURG, Russia Fri May 23, 2014 8:58am EDT

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ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told an investment forum on Friday that the Kremlin will respect the outcome of the presidential election in Ukraine scheduled for May 25.

"We will treat the choice of the Ukrainian people with respect," he said.

(Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya and Polina Devitt; writing by Vladimir Soldatkin, editing by Thomas Grove)