Groisman says he is willing to become next Prime Minister of Ukraine

The Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Vladimir Groisman, expressed his willingness to head the next cabinet, and announced that the coalition had reached a compromise on the format of the forthcoming government, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

"We discussed an acceptable format [of government], which will emerge from the crisis in which we find ourselves today,” Groisman said, opening the morning session of the Verkhovna Rada on Wednesday.

On Wednesday morning, Groisman announced that he is willing to head the new government on his Facebook page, and stressed that significant support is required to guide the country out of its current crisis.

"I understand that we are in an extremely dire condition, I understand that the responsibility is huge, but the task and challenges to the government are simply catastrophic. But I know that with your support, the support of Ukrainian citizens, we will work honestly and will do everything to bring the country out of the crisis in which it is now, and to do this we need the support of the parliamentary factions  ‘Block Petro Poroshenko’  and ‘People's Front’,” Groisman wrote.

  Vladimir Groisman, Ukraine

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