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Ukraine's new pro-Western parliament holds first session

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By Euronews
Ukraine's new pro-Western parliament holds first session

<p>Ukraine’s recently elected pro-Western parliament has held its first session. </p> <p>Kyiv’s new coalition is led by the parties of President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister-elect Arseniy Yatsenyuk.</p> <p>They are committed to making <span class="caps">NATO</span> membership a priority, further cementing the country’s tilt towards the West.</p> <p>The parties have agreed to work together towards integration into the European Union.</p> <p>The new parliament wants to see an end to the crisis in Donetsk and Luhansk.</p> <p>Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has warned eastern rebels that the army is ready to fend off any attack if a fragile ceasefire crumbles.</p>