“I do hope that Yulia Tymoshenko will be legally able to nominate herself for president. By the way, the Constitution does not ban [former convicts] to run for president,” Lutsenko said, speaking in Kharkiv June 26, Radio Svoboda reports.
Asked if he would back Tymoshenko, Yury Lutsenko said he would back anyone who would be able to set up a close-knit team with a clear-cut action plan to reform Ukraine. “She has what it takes to be such a leader. Regrettably, present day realities make us think about other alternatives,” he added.