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    Ukraine's New President Sworn In

    Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko shows the presidential seal during his inauguration ceremony in the parliament hall in Kiev June 7, 2014.  Poroshenko took the oath on Saturday as Ukraine's president, buoyed by Western support but facing an immediate crisis in relations with Russia as a separatist uprising seethes in the east of his country.  REUTERS/Anastasia Sirotkina/Pool  (UKRAINE  - Tags: POLITICS)   - RTR3SMNU

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    Petro Poroshenko, 48, was sworn in as Ukraine’s new president on Saturday and immediately began setting out a plan to bring peace to the eastern part of the country. In his inauguration speech, Poroshenko offered political concessions to people in the east—including an offer of early regional elections and a decentralization of power—and said he does not want war or revenge. However, he also said he told Russia’s president that Crimea, which Russia annexed, would “always be Ukranian.” Poroshenko has called on separatists in the east to lay down their arms with a promise of indemnity from criminal charges for all those who do not have blood on their hands.

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