Petro Poroshenko's inauguration in Kiev
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'Lay down your arms' - Ukraine leader

Petro Poroshenko is sworn in as president of Ukraine, and issues a plea to all who had engaged in armed action to ''lay down their arms''.

Petro Poroshenko has been sworn in as president of Ukraine, setting out a plan to bring peace to the conflict-torn east of the country.

In his acceptance speech at a ceremony in Kiev, he called on all who had engaged in armed action to ''lay down their arms''.

Mr Poroshenko won a landslide victory two weeks ago and wants Ukraine to join the European Union.

  • 07 Jun
  • From the section Europe