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Western-backed tycoon Petro Poroshenko sworn in with Ukraine facing civil war

Western-backed tycoon Petro Poroshenko vowed Saturday to avert civil war and mend ties with Russia after being sworn in as Ukraine's fifth post-Soviet president with the nation facing disintegration and economic collapse. Poroshenko took the oath of……

Ukraine tells Russia to recognize new president Petro Poroshenko

Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of unleashing a global propaganda campaign to persuade global powers not to recognise an election that gave the presidency to a pro-Western tycoon. Washington for its part admitted to a "fundamental disagreement" with……

Chocolate baron Petro Poroshenko claims victory in Ukrainian election

Chocolate king wins Ukraine presidency: exit polls (via AFP) Chocolate baron Petro Poroshenko claimed victory Sunday in Ukraine’s presidential election, vowing to bring peace after months of turmoil and a pro-Russian insurgency that thwarted voting across much of the separatist east. The 48-year-old self-made……

Former chocolate baron tasked with ending turmoil, bloodshed in Ukraine

Poroshenko: from chocolate baron to Ukraine president (via AFP) Petro Poroshenko, who is almost certain to be tasked with steering Ukraine out of months of turmoil and bloodshed, is a billionaire chocolate baron, cabinet minister and occasional revolutionary. The pro-Western tycoon won an outright victory in a presidential…  …

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