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Poroshenko Pledges Direct Dialogue With Ukraine's East

After casting his vote at a polling station in Kyiv, presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko told journalists the May 25 election must help restore peace in Ukraine and "stop the terror" in the country's east. He also said that, if elected president, he will begin a direct dialogue with the people of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, parts of which remain under the control of pro-Russian separatists. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)