Petro Poroshenko

Rosen Plevneliev Congratulated Petro Poroshenko on the Election

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev congratulated in a phone conversation  the newly-elected Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, said the President's press office. 

According to 99.03% of the processed ballots, Poroshenko wins the May 25 presidential elections with 54.7% of the votes. 

Poroshenko, Merkel Discuss Ukraine Crisis over Phone

Ukraine's newly elected President Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed relations between the two countries over a phone conversation.

Merkel congratulated Poroshenko on the election results from Sunday, and the two leaders spoke about the future of Ukraine-EU relations, Interfax reported.

EU urges Russia to work with new Ukraine leader as toll mounts

Ukraine said Tuesday it had recaptured the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk after deadly battles with pro-Moscow rebels, while EU leaders urged Russia to work with the country's new president.
Caught up in the drama in Donetsk were a team of international monitors with the OSCE who have gone missing after being detained at a checkpoint.

OSCE Commends Ukraine for Democratic Elections

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) says Ukraine's presidential elections have gone in accordance with international norms and standards.

The OSCE election monitors noted that turnout was higher than expected (40%), but pointed out the closure of polling stations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions as serious violations.

Viktor Yanukovych to Respect Choice of Ukrainians

Ukraine's former president Viktor Yanukovych says he will respect the results of Sunday's presidential elections.

"No matter in what region and what percentage of the population came to the polls, which choice you have made, I respect this choice that has been made in the most difficult time for our Motherland", Yanukovych said in a statement, quoted by ITAR-TASS.

Petro Poroshenko Elected New Ukrainian President – Exit Polls

According to exit polls, confectionery tycoon Petro Poroshenko wins 55% of the votes in Ukraine’s presidential elections.

The elections were marked with low turnout in the eastern part of the country, where polling stations were closed in many places by the pro-Russian separatists.

Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko comes far behind in second place with 12.8%.