WorldViews: The not-very-nice things U.S. officials used to say about Ukraine’s new president

By Adam Taylor, May 29, 2014

On Sunday, Ukraine voted in Petro Poro­shenko as its new president by a very convincing margin. Poroshenko, a "chocolate tycoon" with an estimated $1.3 billion fortune, is known as a soft spoken politician who had allied himself with protesters against ousted president Viktor Yanukovych. The hope is that he can lead Ukraine out of the chaos it has been suffering in recent months.

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