Poroshenko promises peace, offers terms to insurgents

In his first speech given as president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko promised to achieve peace, unity and European integration for Ukraine while in office.

Ukrainians held their breath on June 7 as the country’s newly elected president addressed the nation in his first speech after taking oath of office.

Poroshenko promised to outline his plan for answering Ukraine’s multiple challenges, including a military conflict in the country’s restive eastern regions, the annexation of Crimea and a deep economic crisis.

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