Ukraine chief calls for rebels to disarm, talk

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Posted: June 8, 2014 at 4:02 a.m.

KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's new president Saturday called for pro-Russia rebels in the country's east to lay down their arms and welcomed dialogue with the insurgents, but he said he wouldn't negotiate with those he called "gangsters and killers" and struck a defiant tone on the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula.

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