For his part, Yanukovych said he sympathized with his rival and that he wished him "no evil."Translation: I didn't do it, but I hope it accomplishes what it intended.
In an interview with The Associated Press, he demanded a thorough investigation and promised not to interfere in it. But he stressed that the impact of the dioxin could hamper Yushchenko's performance should he be elected in this month's rerun.
"The fact of the matter is that Yushchenko is seriously ill," he said. "We can all see it."
Not very tactful to say the least.