Poroshenko Wins Ukraine Vote With Russia Ready for Talks

May 26, 2014 7:08 PM

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Billionaire Petro Poroshenko won Ukraine’s presidential election, handing him the task of stemming deadly separatist violence that’s threatened to rip the former Soviet republic apart.

Poroshenko got 54.1 percent of yesterday’s vote with 81 percent of ballots counted, according to the Election Commission in Kiev. Ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was second of the 21 candidates with 13.1 percent. Russia said it’s ready for talks with Poroshenko, though it warned him against renew...

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