"Tonight in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come."
Party of Regions MP Vladyslav Lukyanov, speaking to RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service:
"America, having voted for Obama, chose stability and the way of evolutionary improvement. Romney, as we can see, conceded victory to his opponent. America understands that it needs strong government in order to solve its problems. Unfortunately, in Ukraine we witness a different situation. The peaceful end of the election campaign and the clear signals for the society is a positive example for Ukraine, in which direction it should move.
Celebrations And Disappointment As Obama Wins Re-election
"I have just called President Obama to congratulate him on his victory. His supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. I wish all of them well, but particularly the president, the first lady, and their daughters. This is a time of great challenges for America and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation."
Meanwhile in Russia...
On Russian TV, political analyst Vyacheslav Nikonov doubts the 'negative tone' in US-Russian relations will change with Obama's reelection— Steve Rosenberg (@BBCSteveR) November 7, 2012
Now for the real question: Will Russia recognize this election as legitimate?— Ellen Barry (@EllenBarryNYT) November 7, 2012