Ukraine: Rada speaker Groysman agrees to be prime minister in new govt

Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Groysman says he agrees to be prime minister in a future government and announces that the parliamentary coalition members have reached a compromise on the format of this government.

“We have agreed upon an acceptable format [of a government], which should help overcome the crisis in which we have found ourselves today,” Groysman said in opening the Rada’s morning session on Wednesday.

Groysman had said also in an address on his Facebook account on Wednesday morning that he agreed to lead a new government.

Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk stepped down fron office on April, 10. The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office has confirmed the existence of a criminal case into the allegations that Yatsenyuk had received a $3-million bribe, for appointing Volodymyr Ischuk head of the Broadcasting, Radiocommunications, and Television Concern (BRT Concern)., following Interfax Ukraine

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