Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych
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Ukraine President Yanukovych offers Euro 2012 reassurances

Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych has downplayed fears of racist attacks during the Euro 2012 football championships in the country.

In an interview with the BBC, he said hooligans were known to the authorities and security services "will be watching all the matches closely".

His comments follow a BBC documentary which uncovered widespread racism at Ukrainian football matches.

  • 31 May 2012
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