Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko speaks to the media during a news conference in Kiev

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko speaks to the media during a news conference in Kiev

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko speaks to the media during a news conference in Kiev, September 25, 2014. Ukraine and the rest of the world will not recognize local elections planned by pro-Russian separatists next month, Poroshenko said on Thursday, adding that he hoped Russia would follow the same course. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS)