Ukraine has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons again this week.
Bombs left in litter bins exploded in Dnipropetrovsk. With only 37 days to go to the start of Euro 2012 authorities were quick point out that because it is fiendishly difficult to pronounce, Dnipropetrovsk was not one of the host cities.
Then there is Yulia Tymoshenko, the jailed opposition leader who has allegedly been beaten up in prison and is reported to be on hunger strike.
As a result five European presidents have said they will avoid a summit meeting in mid May and the EU president along with Angela Merkel are the first to announce they will boycott the football tournament.
I suspect the football will go ahead regardless, probably best to avoid hanging around litter bins though.