Britain will not be sending any ministers to the group stage games at Euro 2012 due to concerns about "selective justice" in Ukraine, the Foreign Office said Thursday.
Anger is running high across Europe over the treatment of jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, the former prime minister, and other governments have been putting mounting pressure on Ukraine, which is co-hosting the 2012 European Championships with Poland.
England have been drawn in Group D -- being contested in Ukraine -- along with the hosts, France and Sweden.
"The government fully supports England's participation in Euro 2012," a Foreign Office spokeswoman told AFP.
"We hope this is a successful tournament for the England team, the fans, and the people of Ukraine and Poland."
She said that although no ministers would attend group games at Euro 2012, "We are keeping attendance at later
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