Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada Chairman and interim President Oleksandr Turchynov had a telephone conversation with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Wednesday, in which they discussed the situation in Ukraine.
Turchynov told Tusk that a near absolute absence of central and local government bodies in the country is among the principal problems facing the new authorities, Turchynov's press secretary reported. The new parliamentary majority will form a government of the people's trust on Thursday, "which will make it possible to reinstate legitimate government bodies in the provinces," he said. Turchynov also said he hopes that, after the government is put together, Kyiv will resume cooperation with the IMF and other international institutions, "which would help Ukraine overcome the crisis that we have inherited." "Our strategic course is European integration, and we really hope for Poland's support in this issue," he said. Tusk offered support to all Ukrainian people and noted that Poland is willing to provide comprehensive assistance to Ukraine on the path of its reforms and modernization. "We are ready to provide comprehensive support to Ukraine and its people," he said.