Putin says he hopes election will bring Ukraine stability

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Posted: Oct 02, 2014 7:24 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said he hoped Ukraine's parliamentary election on Oct. 26 would help bring stability to country.

He told an investment summit that economic and political stability in Ukraine was in Russia's interests, and that he regarded the former Soviet republic as Russia's "most brotherly" nation. Russia wanted a "predictable" and "reliable" relationship with Ukraine, he said.

(Writing by Gabriela Baczynska, Editing by Timothy Heritage)