Campaign to Free Tymoshenko Merkel Wants Mass Boycott of Euro 2012 in Ukraine

Germany is intensifying its diplomatic pressure on Ukraine over its treatment of the imprisoned opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko. SPIEGEL has learned that Chancellor Angela Merkel has been campaigning for a mass boycott of the European Football Championship in Ukraine by leaders across Europe if Kiev does not release Tymoshenko.
Riot police conduct an exercise at a stadium in Lviv as part of preparations for the upcoming Euro 2012 championship.

Riot police conduct an exercise at a stadium in Lviv as part of preparations for the upcoming Euro 2012 championship.

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