Ukraine's leader sees no military solution of crisis, eyes reforms

September 12, 2014 9:36 AM

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Ukraine's leader sees no military solution of crisis, eyes reforms

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's president said on Friday there could be no military solution to his country's crisis and said he hoped "a very fragile" ceasefire in the east would hold, allowing him to focus on rebuilding the shattered economy.

Petro Poroshenko also said a new wave of European Union sanctions against Russia underlined Western solidarity with Kiev, and that the Ukrainian and EU parliaments could both ratify a deal on closer economic and political ties on Sept. 16.

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