Billionaire Petro Poroshenko claimed Ukraine's presidency on Sunday after exit polls gave him an absolute majority in a first round of voting and, vowing to end a conflict with pro-Russian rebels, he pledged to align his country with Europe.
KIEV, UKRAINE (Worthy News)-- Ukraine announced it may declare a "temporary, unilateral, cease-fire" in the eastern part of Ukraine, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine's President newly installed president, has repeatedly promoted a peace plan and reached out to Russia's president Vladimir Putin.
The two spoke by phone, Dmitry Peskov, a Russian spokesman confirmed.
Poroshenko's proposal would briefly stop a Ukrainian military offensive against the rebels in the eastern part of Ukraine, giving the insurgents a chance to disarm. However, no deal would be implemented unless Ukraine regained full control of its border with Russia.
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