Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ukraine 'should host Euro 2012'

Eugenia Tymoshenko, daughter of jailed ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko says Ukraine should host Euro 2012 football as planned, despite claims of political repression.

European leaders have said they will boycott matches played in Ukraine in protest at Ms Tymoshenko's treatment.
Her daughter said she "understood" the political boycott but added that "sports events should go on".
Ms Tymoshenko played a key role in the pro-Western Orange Revolution in 2004 and says her imprisonment is an act of political revenge by Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych.
The authorities have rejected Ms Tymoshenko's allegations. She was jailed for seven years in October, for abuse of power during her time as prime minister.

Read more: BBC News


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