Posted: Jun 7, 2014 1:36 AM
Updated: Jun 7, 2014 1:37 AM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) Petro Poroshenko took the oath of office as Ukraine's president, assuming leadership of a country mired in a violent uprising and economic troubles.
Poroshenko, who became a billionaire as a candy tycoon, was elected on May 25, three months after the pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych fled the country in the wake of months of street protests.
In his inaugural speech, Poroshenko was expected to detail plans for ending a pro-Russian separatist uprising in the country's east that broke out after Yanukovych's ouster.