Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Ruslan Koshulynskyi said that acting President of Ukraine, Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov is away on mission trip in east of Ukraine.

Turchynov leaves for east of Ukraine – Vice Speaker / REUTERS

According to an UNIAN correspondent, he said this opening the sitting of the parliament.

Koshulynskyi noted that Turchynov carries out a mission trip, “taking into consideration the difficult situation there”.