05 June 2012
By Matt SarneckiTainted Soccer
As the world gears up for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, pressure builds on Ukraine over embattled former premier Yulia Tymoshenko. On Wednesday, , the Ukrainian parliament member who was shot and killed in 1996. Authorities are preparing to bring charges against Tymoshenko for the murder, which could extend her sentence to 2023.
Tymoshenko’s imprisonment, along with in Ukraine, have provoked calls by some European officials and to consider boycotting the games, which will be co-hosted by Ukraine and Poland starting next week.