Sunday, January 31, 2010

Victor Yanukovych not to take part in television debates with Yulia Tymoshenko

Kyiv (UNIAN news agency) Jan 29, 2010 Lawmaker from the Party of Regions Ganna German says that candidate for the post of President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych did not change his decision and he will not take part in the television debates with Yulia Tymoshenko. According to an UNIAN correspondent, she said this at the news conference today. At the same time G. German underlined that this is own decision of V. Yanukovych. According to her words, “when I hear that I can influence this, it makes me smile”. G. German said that everybody, who knows V. Yanukovych, understands that it is impossible to have an influence on him.
“If in any country a presidential candidate refused to take part in officially scheduled debates, it would be a scandal that would never allow this candidate to become president. That is why, as a law-abiding person, I will come to debates envisaged by the law and scheduled by the national state television,” Tymoshenko stressed.
“I have a strong conviction that the debates between the two candidates will become the final argument for those Ukrainians who haven’t made their choice yet. I invite Yanukovych to a debate, if he has anything to tell these people,” she added.
Many ordinary Ukrainians hold that Victor Yanukovich simply dreads to show his low intellect to the general public. His inability to hold public debate is well known. He also has a serious problem with speaking Ukrainian language he is still not familiar with.
It seems that we unfortunately will never see this undoubtedly admirable show....