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Poroshenko: Ukraine Will Sign EU Association Agreement Next Week

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko applauds during a session of parliament in Kiev, Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday he would sign an association agreement with the European Union on June 27 and would also send his new foreign minister to Luxembourg next week to lay out a peace plan for the east to EU ministers.

Poroshenko made his comments after presenting Pavlo Klimkin, who was earlier endorsed as foreign minister by parliament, to the media.

Klimkin commented: "Our priorities are obvious — they are a peace plan [for eastern Ukraine] and association with the EU."

Referring to plans to sign the Association Agreement, Poroshenko said, "that for which we have waited for so long will take place next week."

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