Petro Poroshenko, the confectionary magnate that has declared victory in Ukraine's presidential election, tells CNBC his priority as president would be restoring peace to the troubled country.
"We should bring peace. We should bring law and order. We should not allow the build-up of Somalia-style objects that can be dangerous for global security," Poroshenko said, referring to the African nation that has been destabilized by war in recent years.
Exit polls gave Poroshenko, who has long experience in government having served as a minister in previous administrations , more than 55 percent of the vote in Sunday's presidential election.
Voting, however, was marred as millions were unable to go to the polls in eastern provinces where pro-Russian militants blocked access to polling stations, highlighting the challenges that await the new leader.