BERLIN May 26 Russia can help stabilise Ukraine
by building a constructive relationship with its newly elected
leader, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said on
Monday after Petro Poroshenko won Sunday's Ukrainian
Ukrainian voters had sent a "clear message" that they wanted
to overcome their troubles in unity and respect for the rule of
law and democracy, said Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert,
adding that this could help stabilise the situation there.
"It is also important for Russia to have a constructive
relationship with the new leadership that emerges from this
election," Seibert told a news conference.
(Reporting by Stephen Brown; editing by Erik Kirschbaum)