Poroshenko sworn in as Ukraine's president

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by Associated Press

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Posted on June 7, 2014 at 5:12 AM

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Petro Poroshenko took the oath of office as Ukraine's president, assuming leadership of a country mired in a violent uprising and economic troubles.
 
Poroshenko, who became a billionaire as a candy tycoon, was elected on May 25, three months after the pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych fled the country in the wake of months of street protests.
 
In his inaugural speech, Poroshenko was expected to detail plans for ending a pro-Russian separatist uprising in the country's east that broke out after Yanukovych's ouster.

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