The United Russia party sympathizes with Victor Yanukovych as to the candidate for president of Ukraine.
It was declared by the deputy of the State Duma of Russia, the member of "United Russia" Konstantin Zatulin, reports a press - party service.
In his opinion, the statement of the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that Russia has no candidates for president of Ukraine - "is an official position of the state, but it doesn't mean that "United Russia" has no preferences.
"... It is obvious that owing to our close connection with Ukraine - both cultural, and human - we can't avoid likes and dislikes. And from this point of view everyone has the view of a situation in Ukraine", - Zatulin told.
He noted that, knowing that in the second round, most likely, there are Victor Yanukovych and Yulia Timoshenko, "at official level the preference isn't given somebody".
"But it doesn't mean that at party level we have no right to do it. In this case I mean that circumstance that we, United Russia party, have the relations with Party of Regions", - Zatulin told.
"We consider that the Party of Regions represents generally the Russian-speaking voter of Ukraine living in the east, the South and in the country center. These are all people who take a liking to Russia and development российско - the Ukrainian relations want. Understanding it, we can't but allocate Victor Yanukovych in the list of candidates. But it is a party position, instead of a position official state", - he added.
It is known that earlier Medvedev declared that Russia doesn't support any candidate for president of Ukraine.