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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says that he is ready to discuss possible cooperation with the winner of the presidential election, Volodymyr Zelensky.

At the same time, he says he does not intend to step back from his values.

The statement came during his joint briefing with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkyavichus in Kyiv on Friday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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When asked whether he would cooperate with Zelensky or retire, Klimkin replied: "First, it always depends on two things, I think, on mutual desire, and I will talk about this, and second, on common parities and ways, as we see their implementation."

"I have my values, my principles and my convictions. If they coincide and there is a mutual desire, we will talk about it. But I am not going to step back from what we have been doing for five years, and I personally believe in what I have been doing," said Klimkin.

Responding to a question about a meeting with Zelensky, the minister said: “I think this is for the president elect to comment on. He has every opportunity to talk about meetings that are being held, his contacts and agreements. I think he will do it in the near future."