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“Back in 10-20 years ago, it was a center-left paper. Now Le Monde is taking a position that even US press would not take on certain issues. It is taking a very Western stance on Ukraine crisis and, kind of, readers are not quite happy with it, so you presume that editorial staff are not happy with it either,” McPartland added.
Billionaire chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko told reporters ahead of a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin that while he was willing to hear and ease the grievances of Ukrainians in the country's heavily Russian-speaking east, restoring law and order was a key priority. "We should speak to the people living in the east - speak and understand them," said Poroshenko. "For those people who are terrorists, we should find out the right language they understand - and that would be the language of force."