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Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko dissolves parliament

  • Petro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine, dissolved the country’s parliament and called for snap polls in October amid continuing clashes between government troops and pro-Russian separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine, as per media reports.

    Poroshenko said dissolving the parliament, a move, which follows the majority coalition’s break-up in July, was in keeping with the “the expectations of the vast majority” of Ukrainians.  

    Meanwhile, Kiev has accused Russia of sending armored vehicles in disguise across the border, a claim Moscow denies.

     

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