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Poroshenko vows to find "leaders who sent the snipers" to Maidan

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 01:16

March 30 - Ukraine's presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko visits Independence Square to honor those killed during the country's uprising that toppled Viktor Yanukovich. Nathan Frandino reports.

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A day after formally uniting with boxer-turned-politician Vitaly Klitschko, Ukraine's "Chocolate King" and presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko visits Independence Square. Like many others in the square Sunday, he's paying his respects for protesters killed during the country's worst violence since its independence from the former Soviet Union. (SOUNDBITE) (Ukrainian) UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE PETRO POROSHENKO, SAYING: "I'm not interested in just catching snipers. I'm interested in those political leaders who sent the snipers." Poroshenko was an early supporter of the "Maidan" popular uprising, which toppled President Viktor Yanukovich. Klitschko says those killed died fighting for their country. (SOUNDBITE) (Ukrainian) BOXER-TURNED-POLITICIAN VITALY KLITSCHKO SAYING: "These people died not for someone to be appointed a position, they died not for someone to take a chair (high post) or for any ambitions. They died so that we all - the Ukrainians - will live in a normal country." Klitchsko is urging his supporters to back Poroshenko in the May 25 elections.

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Poroshenko vows to find "leaders who sent the snipers" to Maidan

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 01:16