Obama gives backing to Ukraine's new president

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Ukraine President-elect Petro Poroshenko in WarsawBy Roberta Rampton and Natalia Zinets WARSAW (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama endorsed Ukraine’s president-elect Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday, offering Kiev financial and security help and saying he was the right choice to lead the country through its stand-off with Moscow. With the death toll mounting from fighting between Kiev’s forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, Obama met Poroshenko for the first time since his election last month and said he was impressed with what he found. They reject violence,” and want the opportunity to determine their own future, Obama told reporters after meeting Poroshenko in the Polish capital.

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