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Euro 2012: Jeremy Browne on human rights in Ukraine

Foreign Office minister Jeremy Browne thought it unlikely any UK minister would attend the Euro 2012 final in Ukraine should England make it through.

The championships and its games are shared between Poland - inside the EU - and Ukraine, where human rights concerns have seen British ministers refuse to attend matches held in the former Soviet republic.

No UK minister is attending England's quarter-final game against Italy being held in Ukraine, but will attend the semi-final in Poland if England make it through.

Mr Browne said the government was "reserving its position" over the final and added: "I wouldn't hold any great prospect that we would attend because of those concerns about human rights."


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  • 21 Jun 2012
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