The secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Raisa Bogatyreva declares that her exception of Party of Regions was demanded by the prime minister - the minister of Ukraine Yulia Timoshenko. She told about it in interview.
About the decision of political council on an exception of party Raisa Bogatyreva learned from the Internet: "News was quite unexpected and unpleasant, we will tell so".
On a question, whether Victor Yanukovych tried to contact it personally to or after political council, Bogatyreva answered: "Isn't present. It is visible, arguments and courage weren't", transfers "UNIAN".
Bogatyreva also told about the reasons of her exception of party: "I guess its true motives. The press constantly writes about my any ambitions - almost premier. Actually they aren't present - the question of similar employment in principle never stood. So Victor Fedorovich and Yulia Vladimirovna's group premature fright took place. Moving on rapprochement with BYuT, Yanukovych, not without pleasure, realized Tymoshenko's requirements about my exception of party".