Pro-Russia separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane Saturday, killing all 49 crew and troops aboard in a bloody escalation of the conflict in the country's restive east.
Ukraine's new president called for pro-Russian rebels to lay down their arms and welcomed dialogue with the insurgents, but said he wouldn't negotiate with those he called "gangsters and killers" and struck a defiant tone on the Russian-annexed Crimean Peninsula.
Ukraine's new president-elect, Petro Poroshenko, promised to negotiate an end to pro-Russia insurgency in the east and talks with Moscow on Monday.
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