Ukraine’s new leader to talk to Russia and east

May 26, 2014 11:30 AM

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Russia quickly welcomed the offer from 48-year-old chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko, raising hopes that his election will indeed ease the protracted crisis that has fueled tensions unseen since the end of the Cold War.

International observers, meanwhile hailed Ukraine’s presidential vote as a “genuine election,” saying it was held freely and fairly.

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