By not taking part in Monday's TV debate with his presidential rival, Viktor Yanukovych showed great disrespect, particularly to those voters who are as yet undecided but who had hoped to watch the debate to help make up their mind about who to vote for next Sunday.
The battle between the two remaining candidates between the first and second round of the presidential elections is precisely for the support of these floating voters.
Yanukovych constantly accuses his rival of being a masterful liar. Why did he not take advantage of a debate to expose this? The parameters of the debate have to be agreed beforehand by both party's camps, so a level playing field is assured.
Anyway, Tymoshenko's 90 minute monologue can be seen here