KyivPost EU-Ukraine relations worsen amid Euro 2012 fanfare

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June 20, 2012, 11:35 a.m. |

Relations between Euro 2012 co-host Ukraine and the Euoprean Union have worsened over the case of imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
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The political highlights of the week - in which Ukraine was kicked out of the Euro 2012 football cup following a loss to England - are murder accusations against Tymoshenko and suggestions of German pressure over a 2009 gas deal she signed with Russia.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Konstantin Grishchenko said in a recent interview with the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, that Tymoshenko signed the gas deal at the request of Germany and other EU countries.

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