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English-language translation of Poroshenko's inaugural address on June 7

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June 7, 2014, 6:10 p.m. | Ukraine — by Kyiv Post

This handout picture taken and released by the Presidential press service on June 7, 2014 displays the Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko setting a candle in Saint Sophiya cathedral in Kiev. Poroshenko, a 48-year-old billionaire, was sworn in as Ukraine's fifth post-Soviet president today, vowing to maintain the unity of his country amid a continuing crisis with Russia. Poroshenko won the presidential election on May 25 with 54.7 percent of the vote. AFP PHOTO / PRESIDENTIAL PRESS-SERVICE /MYKOLA LAZARENKO
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 Editor's Note: The following is the English-language translation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's inaugural address on June 7 in the Verkhovna Rada.

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