"I can say unequivocally that I am definitely not going to do politics, and there is no need even to talk about it. I will not be running for deputy, this is not my business. (. . .) Nor shall I pour myself into any parties of regions because I do not do politics," he told journalists in Simferopol on Sunday after meeting with acting head of the Crimean government Pavlo Burlakov.
Business and politics are "two different things," he said.
It is not that I like or dislike any particular party, I simply do not want to do politics, the businessman added.