MainNews -

Ukrainian interior minister denies premier ambitions

The interior minister is not planning any personal projects.

Ukrainian interior minister denies premier ambitions

Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has said he has no intention either to become prime minister or run his own political project as he considers himself to be a team player.

He was speaking on Sonya Koshkina's Left Bank TV talk show.

"There is one simple reason: the past years - each of which can be regarded as two or three - have finally convinced me that there is nothing more effective than a team," he said.

"I proceed from the fact that I feel comfortable being close to these two giants. One is [ex-Prime Minister Arseniy] Yatsenyuk, a wonderful manager, as I have already said. I am nowhere even close to his level of management skills. Unlike him, I lack many competences. There is one more monster, in a good way, that is [security supremo] Oleksandr Valentynovych Turchynov. There is also very authoritative [parliament speaker Andriy] Parubiy. I feel very comfortable being in a team with these people," he said.

According to Avakov, his only "super ambition" is to complete the reform of the Interior Ministry.

Read news on social networks Facebook, Twitter and Telegram