Poroshenko not intending to join any faction

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Dec. 12, 2012, 5:44 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Ukrainian Economic Development and Trade Minister Petro Poroshenko

Former Economic Development and Food Minister Petro Poroshenko has said that he is not going to enter any faction. 

"I'm an independent candidate and remain beyond the faction," Poroshenko told journalists in the lobby of Verkhovna Rada on Wednesday.

He said nobody had held talks with him about his joining any faction.

According to the ex-minister, he also didn't initiate such talks.

"There were no talks," he said.

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