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BERLIN, April 29 (Itar-Tass) —— The German government neither denies nor confirms media reports, which claim that German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel may boycott Euro 2012 matches in Ukraine. The comment was made on the Spiegel weekly report.
“There is no final decision whether the federal chancellor may attend the Euro matches or not. It will be made depending on current circumstances,” it said, adding that the German position on the ex-Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko situation remained unchanged.
According to Spiegel, Merkel recommends German ministers not to attend matches played by the national soccer team in Lvov and Kharkov unless Timoshenko is released from custody before June 8, the day the championship begins.
According to an opinion poll conducted by Emnid, 52% of Germans think that Merkel and other cabinet members should boycott the Euro 2012 matches in Ukraine.
Timoshenko went on a hunger strike on April 20 after personnel of the Kharkov penitentiary used force against her during the transfer to the hospital.
Timoshenko is serving a seven-year-term in Kharkov. The court sentenced her on October 11, 2011, for exceeding her authority in the signing of the gas contracts with Russia in 2009.