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Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko calls snap election for October

Premier dissolves parliament as country continues to battle pro-Russia insurgents, while Kiev accuses Moscow of interfering

Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continued to battle a pro-Russia insurgency in its eastern regions, and Kiev again accused Russia of sending soldiers into its territory.

In a statement, Poroshenko said snap elections would be held on 26 October, and that the dissolution, signalled by the breakup of the majority coalition last month, was in line with “the expectations of the vast majority of the citizens of Ukraine” and called it a move toward “cleansing” the parliament.

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François Hollande gambles on excluding Socialist dissidents

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The eurozone needs an alternative solution to its economic woes

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EU ban on powerful vacuum cleaners prompts anger and legal challenge

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France shrugging off recession threat but still beset by ailing industry

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