Poland's PM says risk of Ukraine split is "real"

by Reuters
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:57 GMT

WARSAW, April 23 (Reuters) - There is a real risk that eastern regions of Ukraine will separate from the country, Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Wednesday.

"The risk that eastern regions of Ukraine will become detached is real," he said at a press conference. "I am afraid that we will not have to wait long before we see more acts of the Ukrainian drama."

Tusk added that the conflict in Ukraine is likely to last long and will have an enduring impact on security of Europe. (Reporting by Marcin Goclowski; Writing by Marcin Goettig; Editing by Adrian Krajewski)