President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko claims that during the first two years of his presidency he underwent 26 surgeries.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, the President said this at a press conference in Kyiv on Tuesday.

The President stressed that he was speaking about that for the first time.

According to him, nobody knew about the operations, because they were fulfilled “when everybody was going to have a rest – on Friday evening, and on Monday I was already at work”. Victor Yushchenko stressed that every operation lasted for more than three hours.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Victor Yushchenko was poisoned with dioxin during the presidential campaign of the year 2004. The investigation into the criminal case concerning his poisoning has not finished as yet.