Putin said this after his prolonged talk with Yushchenko:
I think we shouldn't evaluate the new Ukrainian government: first, because it hasn't been formed yet, and second, because the results of the cabinet's work have to be evaluated by the citizens of the country in which this government works.
Victor Yushchenko has informed me of his plans for the government, for which I'm grateful to him.
Yushchenko said he considered Tymoshenko "the most acceptable" candidate for the prime minister's post:
I'm not new to politics, I know how to do it and with what people, and that's why Tymoshenko's candidacy was the most acceptable.
(via Gazeta.ru, in Russian)