Ukraine elections: 'Majority support Tymoshenko'
30 May 2012 Last updated at 02:24 BST
When Euro 2012 arrives in Ukraine a number of European Union diplomats have already said they will stay away in protest.
A lot of criticism has focused on former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's imprisonment and allegations she was beaten by prison staff.
Ms Tymoshenko was convicted of abuse of office in a trial which was widely condemned as politically motivated, but the government denies her claims.
Her daughter, Eugenia Tymoshenko, told the BBC her mother's party is polling 4% ahead of the government in opinion polls in Ukraine.