This handout photo released by the Poroshenko press service shows Ukrainian independent presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko greeting supporters during an election campaign rally on May 22
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Petro Poroshenko - in 60 seconds

Petro Poroshenko is set to be inaugurated as Ukraine's new president; BBC News gives a quick background of the man known as the Chocolate King...

Confectionery oligarch Petro Poroshenko is to be inaugurated as Ukraine's new president on 7 June, and has pledged to bring peace to the country's restive east.

Here's a profile of the man known as the Chocolate King - in 60 seconds.

Video produced by Michael Hirst

  • 30 May
  • From the section Europe