Poroshenko named Ukraine’s new president

Ukraine president

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine’s president-elect is promising to negotiate an end to a pro-Russia insurgency in the east and says he’s also willing to begin talks with Moscow.

Russia quickly welcomed the offer from 48-year-old chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko.

At the same time, Ukraine’s military has launched airstrikes against the separatists who have taken over the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk.

Poroshenko says the offensive against pro-Russia insurgents should last hours, not months.

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