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Ukraine's new president vows to pursue peace
Ukraine's new president vows to pursue peace

As skirmishing with pro-Russia separatists continued in eastern Ukraine, billionaire Petro Poroshenko was sworn into office Saturday as the fifth president of post-Soviet Ukraine. The 48-year-old chocolate magnate offered a peace plan to resolve the bloody conflict, but he warned that Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula was unacceptable, a point he also made Friday in France during a brief meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "Russia occupied Crimea, which is and will be Ukrainian," Poroshenko said at the solemn inauguration ceremony in parliament, prompting a standing ovation from lawmakers and guests. "Yesterday during the meeting in Normandy, I...