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Ukrainian police have no information on planned racist provocations during Euro 2012

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May. 30, 2012 20:49
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In this photo taken Aug. 19, 2007 soccer fans show German Nazi flag with a swastika during an Ukrainian League Championship soccer match between Dynamo Kyiv and Karpaty in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Ukrainian law enforcement agencies are investigating allegations that racist and Nazi-style provocations are being planned for the Euro 2012 European Football Championship. There has been no confirmation of these reports.
"We have a sufficient number of police officers to properly respond to all reports. The information voiced [about possible racially-motivated provocations and disturbances] is being checked. Currently we have no such data that mass disturbances or provocations are being planned against dark-skinned people," the Ukrainian Interior Ministry's Public Safety Department Head Serhiy Pohotov told a press conference on Wednesday.
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