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Poroshenko Says Ukraine Shares France's Pain

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says his country shares France's pain following a deadly attack against the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo two days ago.

Speaking to journalists in Kyiv on January 9, Poroshenko said his country is facing terrorism as well.

"I do not see any difference between the terrorist attack (in Paris) and the explosion of a bar in Kharkiv, a terrorist attack against a volunteers' office in Odesa, or terrorist attacks taking place in the occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk," he said.

Ukrainian government forces have been battling pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east in a conflict that has killed more than 4,700 people since April.

Poroshenko earlier visited the French Embassy in Kyiv and laid flowers outside the building.

Based on reporting by UNIAN and