20:04 07.06.2012

No point in discussing EU commissioners' attendance at Euro 2012, since Brussels officially rejected boycott, says Ukraine's envoy to EU

Ukraine's representative to the EU Kostiantyn Yeliseyev has said that further discussions of European commissioners' attendance at the Euro 2012 European Football Championship is pointless, since the EU officially rejected the idea of a boycott long ago.

"Due to the fact that the discussion concerning the attendance of Euro 2012 matches in Ukraine and Poland by members of the European Commission continues, I would like to stress that the EU member states have rejected the idea of boycotting Euro 2012. President of the EU Council Herman Van Rompuy announced this position on behalf of 27 states and it was backed by the European Parliament," Yeliseyev said in a comment, a copy of which was passed to Interfax-Ukraine in Brussels on Thursday.

In this regard, the diplomat stressed that the statements about the alleged refusal to attend matches by EU commissioners are "nothing more than their personal views and not the official position of the EU." "According to my information, most European commissioners said they didn't intend to go to Euro 2012 at the stage of the preparation," Yeliseyev said.

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