Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland congratulated Ukrainian people on electing of President and Petro Poroshenko – on victory in the first round.

Secretary General of Council of Europe congratulates Ukrainians and Poroshenko on convincing victory/

Radio Svoboda reports this.

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe stated that “this clear mandate expressed by Ukrainian citizens should become an important step towards resolving of the political crisis in Ukraine, which is member of the Council of Europe”.

"I believe that the new president will act decisively to restore peace and democracy in the country. He can count on the Council of Europe, which will continue to support Ukraine on the way of reforms, including the reform of the Constitution," - Jagland said.