Following the results of a meeting in Moscow between Vladimir Putin and Yulia Timoshenko the Russian experts assumed that the Ukrainian prime minister can quite count on support of the Kremlin during the future presidential election.
The material on this subject is published in RBC newspaper - daily.
Conciliatory statements of Yu. Tymoshenko who refused a hard line in questions of the entry of Ukraine in NATO and closing of base of the Russian Black Sea fleet in Sevastopol became the basis for similar assumptions. Thus, Yu. Tymoshenko gained certain points on the eve of arrival to Moscow other candidate for president - Victor Yanukovych.
Nevertheless, some analysts suggest not to hurry with final conclusions. According to the president of the Center of a political environment Konstantin Simonov while early to speak about the one who is better: Tymoshenko or Yushchenko. "On - to mine, both are worse", - the expert declared, having emphasized that Russia still has "no long-term and in details thought over strategy concerning Ukraine".
I agree with it and the first deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on affairs of the CIS and to communications with compatriots Konstantin Zatulin. According to him, Yushchenko, Yanukovych and Tymoshenko don't approach for a role of acceptable candidates from the point of view of the Russian interests in Ukraine. "Tymoshenko says and in Russia, and in the West that from it want to hear, no more than that", - K.Zatulin declared.
Continuous changes in Yu. Tymoshenko's position were noted also by the president of the Kiev center "Sofia" Andrey Yermolaev. "Her views on NATO and humanitarian affairs constantly fluctuate, and actions in the sphere of economic regulation are often unpredictable", - the expert noticed.
We will add that presidential election in Ukraine is planned for the end of 2009.