Antisemitism in the US is on the rise - what do US senators and Israeli ministers have to say about it?
Ukraine's Poroshenko claims presidency, vows European course
ByREUTERS
May 25, 2014 20:43

Confectionery magnate Petro Poroshenko claimed Ukraine's presidency on Sunday after exit polls gave him a clear absolute majority of first-round votes and he pledged to steer the ex-Soviet state into the European mainstream.

"All the polls show that the election has been completed in one round and the country has a new president," said the burly 48-year-old billionaire who has long experience in government.

At his campaign headquarters, he told supporters the majority of Ukrainians had given him a mandate to continue a course of integration with the rest of Europe but said his first priority was to travel to the east of the country to end "war and chaos" caused by pro-Russian separatist rebels.

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
March 23, 2017
Trump sends holiday greetings to Iranians, does not mention travel ban

By REUTERS

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 12 - 24
    Beer Sheva
    13 - 21
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 11 - 20
    Jerusalem
    12 - 19
    Haifa
  • 16 - 27
    Elat
    13 - 22
    Tiberias