: Ukrainian businessman and politician Petro Poroshenko (2nd L) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd R) shake hands as the head of the Ukrainian UDAR (Punch) party Vitali Klitschko (L) and Ukrainian opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk look on prior to a meeting during the Munich Security Conference at the Bayerischer Hof Hotel February 1, 2014 in Munich, southern Germany. The annual meeting of the global "strategic community" was set to deal with thorny international issues, from the Syrian war and Ukraine's turmoil to Iran's nuclear programme and US online surveillance. AFP PHOTO / POOL / BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI
According to a poll released on March 5, parliamentarian and businessman Petro Poroshenko is the leading candidate in the upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine. The Center for Social and Marketing Research released the results of the poll in advance of the May 25 election.