Presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko gives a press conference in Kiev after exit polls were announced on May 25, 2014. Chocolate baron Petro Poroshenko claimed victory Sunday in Ukraine's presidential election, vowing to bring peace after months of turmoil and a pro-Russian insurgency that thwarted voting across much of the separatist east. The 48-year-old self-made billionaire, who exit polls said had won almost 56 percent of the vote, swiftly declared that he would work to bring peace to Ukraine. AFP PHOTO / SERGEI SUPINSKY
With most votes counted, presumptive President-elect Petro Porshenko gave his first post-election press conference on May 26 -- with Kyiv Mayor-elect Vitali Klitschko at his side -- and talked about the need to intensify Ukraine's anti-terrorist operation against separatists in the east while talking peace with Russia at the same time.