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EU official joins Ukraine boycott

Updated: April 30, 2012, 11:07 AM ET
Associated Press

BRUSSELS -- The chief of the European Union's head office says he will not go to Ukraine during the European soccer championships in June unless there is a swift improvement in the human rights situation there.

EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and other European leaders piled the pressure Monday on the leadership in Kiev in support of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Barroso's announcement followed that of EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, who is skipping ...

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