Ex Ukrainian PM's daughter urges UK to withdraw president's invitation to Olympics

Kiev, June 19 (ANI): Eugenia Tymoshenko, the daughter of the jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, has urged Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron to withdraw President Viktor Yanukovych's invitation to this year's Olympics.

The British Government is boycotting the group stage of the Euro 2012 football championship in Ukraine protesting against the deteriorating human rights situation and the jailing of Tymoshenko, last year.

Eugenia Tymoshenko said that the boycott by the UK and other EU countries had been ineffective, The Guardian reports.

Eugenia said that Downing Street should withdraw Yanukovych's invitation to the Olympics opening ceremony on 27 July.

She also urged the UK to introduce visa bans for high-ranking Ukrainian officials who had 'illegally enriched' themselves and a freeze of their UK assets. (ANI)