Ukraine voters overwhelmingly back closer EU ties: Poroshenko

AFP| Updated: Oct 27, 2014, 02:54 AM IST

President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday hailed the results of Ukraine`s snap parliamentary election as a "powerful" show of support for closer EU ties.

"A constitutional majority -- more than three quarters of voters who took part in the polls gave strong and irreversible backing to Ukraine`s path to Europe," Poroshenko said on the presidential website after exit polls gave preliminary results.