Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin doubts the legitimacy of Ukraine’s presidential election scheduled for May 25.

“Taking into account that the current authorities in Ukraine are illegitimate, a level of legitimacy of the [political] powers and the president who would take office if the elections were held, in my opinion, would not be complete,” – he said on the air of Rossiya-24 Chanel, RIA Novosti reports.

“It’s difficult for me to imagine that such elections could be completely legitimate. But it is obvious that not holding [presidential] elections would be even a sadder situation. A choice between bad and worse needs to be made for the lesser of the two evils,”- Naryshkin added.

Meanwhile, France and Germany have warned Russia of further consequences if Ukraine’s presidential election on May 25 is cancelled.