16:09 04.06.2014

Poroshenko vows to present peace plan for southeastern Ukraine immediately after inauguration

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Poroshenko vows to present peace plan for southeastern Ukraine immediately after inauguration

Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko vows to present a plan for the peaceful settlement of the situation in the southeastern part of Ukraine immediately after his presidential inauguration.

""From the very beginning, from the first day of the inauguration, we are ready to present a plan for the peaceful resolution of the situation in the east," Poroshenko told journalists following a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday.

A meeting of the G7 leaders in Brussels will be important for Ukraine, as the participants are expected to discuss the situation in southeastern Ukraine, he said.

Poroshenko said he also hoped to obtain positive signals during the meeting in Normandy on June 6, where Ukraine has been invited. "I think it will be very symbolic if precisely here in Normandy we can start to work out a process for peace in Ukraine," he added.

Poroshenko plans to pay a working visit to France on June 6 at French President Francois Hollande's invitation to take part in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the allied landings in Normandy during WWII.

Poroshenko's presidential inauguration ceremony is scheduled for June 7.

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