In Ukrainian election, chocolate tycoon Poroshenko claims victory

By Michael Birnbaum, Fredrick Kunkle, May 26, 2014

KIEV, UKRAINE — Ukraine handed chocolate tycoon Petro Poro­shenko a commanding victory in its presidential election Sunday, giving the pro-European billionaire a chance to resolve a conflict that has created the greatest tensions between the West and Russia since the Cold War.

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