(QHA) -

Yulia Tymoshenko, a former prime minister, is ready to take part in debates with President Viktor Yanukovych, reads a statement made by the Batkivschyna All-Ukrainian Association party, Ukrainian News reports.

"I am addressing Viktor Yanukovych: if he wants public debates I am ready for s sound discussion of tactical and strategic steps for leading Ukraine out from the crisis," she said.

The ex-PM underlines, for her it does not matter where and how the debates will be held, and whether they will be linked to elections.

As a variant Tymoshenko proposed Yanukovych a video conference, equipment for which is installed in her prison ward in the Ukrzaliznytsia Central Clinical Hospital in Kharkiv.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, Vitali Klitschko, leader of the UDAR (Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reforms) party is ready to take part in debates with Yanukovych only after his resignation.

Yanukovych is ready to hold debates with Klitschko at a nation-wide TV channel.

QHA