The president Victor Yushchenko doesn't consider Arseniy Yatsenyuk of the protege and declares that he is a self-sufficient politician.
He told about it in interview "Focus", making comments on information that he thinks of the successor who could oppose to Tymoshenko and Yanukovych at presidential election.
"You know, I now constrain emotions. You force to say me that we live in any khaganate that we can do that becomes, for example, in Russia. It is humiliating", - Yushchenko told.
At the same time he noted that doesn't hide "the sympathies for Arseny Petrovich".
"I know this person many years. A lot of things from this that occurred in his career, was thanking my decision because I am sure: this is the perspective, big politician who is necessary to Ukraine, the nation. The European type, not held down, with humour, with the imagination, is already young generation", - the president told.
"But whether it is possible to tell, what I deprive of this person of self-sufficiency? That I palm off on it crutches and I speak - lean. It is a lie, I am sure that Arseniy Yatsenyuk - the self-sufficient politician", - he added.