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Ukraine's Poroshenko eyes meeting with Russian leaders in June

Source: Reuters - Mon, 26 May 2014 09:07 GMT
Author: Reuters
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KIEV, May 26 (Reuters) - Ukraine's next president, Petro Poroshenko, said on Monday he hoped to meet Russia's leaders in the first half of June and said restoring stability in eastern regions of his country would require Moscow's involvement.

Armed pro-Russian separatists have taken control of some towns and cities in mainly Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine and they prevented many people in the region from taking part in Sunday's presidential election which exit polls show Poroshenko to have won.

"I hope Russia will support efforts to tackle the situation in the east (of Ukraine)," Poroshenko told a news conference.

He repeated his readiness to speak with separatists who laid down their weapons but added he would not meet "terrorists" who threatened the security of the state. Poroshenko also said he would use all legal means to secure the return to Ukraine of the Crimea region, annexed by Russia in March.

(Reporting by Gareth Jones; editing by Richard Balmforth)

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