President of football club "Shakhter" Rinat Ahmetov is not going to put up his candidate for Verhovna Rada of Ukraine in 2006.

He declared about it to the journalists on Sunday on the training base of "Shakhter", press-service of the club reported.

"I always say that I am against combination of business and policy. A man must be engaged in one thing - either business or policy. Today I am engaged in business and football", - Ahmetov said, UNIAN informed.

He underlined that football is "not a mean for achievement of political aims" for him. "My purpose is to create a team which will gladden all of us and glorify our region and our country on the European arena", - president of "Shakhter" declared.

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