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“I address the whole parliament independent of their color and ambitions for the next elections,” Yatsenyuk said. “I call you to come on Thursday and vote.”

Ukraine’s parliament needs to approve emergency funding to finance Ukraine’s military offensive against Russian-led separatists in the east and also needs to adopt legislation designed to make Ukraine less energy-dependent on Russia.

He also talked about the need to impose a special war tax of 1.5 percent from salaries until the end of the year to finance the military. “The money will go directly to finance the army,” he said.

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