Shunning the Championships European Commission Gives Ukraine the Cold Shoulder

The European Commission indicated on Thursday that all 27 members were planning on staying away from European Football Championship matches to be held in Ukraine. The move is just the latest European protest against the country's treatment of ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Ukraine is under pressure: The stadium in Lviv where European Championship matches are to be played was inaugurated last October.

Ukraine is under pressure: The stadium in Lviv where European Championship matches are to be played was inaugurated last October.

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cgh -- with wire reports