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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivers a speech to parliament in Kiev, Ukraine September 7, 2017. Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

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KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday said he hoped to complete talks with Western allies on the supply of defensive weapons, as he warned that upcoming Russia-Belarus military exercises could be cover for an invasion of Ukraine.

"The creation of new strike groups of Russian troops for an invasion of Ukrainian territory can't be ruled out," he said in a speech to parliament.

"I hope that we will successfully complete negotiations with our Western partners on supplies of defensive weapons," he said.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets; writing by Alessandra Prentice; editing by Matthias Williams)

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