Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, right, makes a statement to the media, with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 11, 2015.(AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)
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Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko slammed a month-old peace deal with pro-Russian rebels as "not working" Sunday as a pro-government militia member was killed in continuing clashes.Poroshenko accused the rebels of continuing to attack government positions on a daily basis, "often more than 60 times a day", and of thwarting the work of European ceasefire monitors.Poroshenko also urged a boycott of the 2018 football World Cup in Russia.On Monday, Russians will mark the anniversary of a referendum in Crimea that set the stage for Russia to annex the peninsula from Ukraine and inspired the insurgency in Ukraine's east.In Friday's interview with Ukraine's 1+1 network Poroshenko expressed confidence that Western powers would arm Ukraine against the separatists in the event of a major ceasefire violation.
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