Vitali Klitschko on Tymoshenko Case 'Ukraine Is Becoming Increasingly Authoritarian'

In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, boxer and pro-democracy activist Vitali Klitschko talks about the worsening situation in his country and the case of the jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko. While he rejects calls to boycott the upcoming European Football Championships, he says the event is a good opportunity to draw attention to the Ukraine government's failures.
Heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko is also the leader of the pro-European Ukrainian political party UDAR.

Heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko is also the leader of the pro-European Ukrainian political party UDAR.

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Interview conducted by Benjamin Bidder.