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Euro 2012 prostitution focus in Ukraine

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When the world’s favourite sport attracts so many thousands of fans – most of them men – with a budget for high-energy fun, you can expect history’s favourite vice to crank up for business as well: prostitution.

Thousands of women in both countries hosting Euro 2012 will be participating in the party outside matches, only for them it is work. In Poland prostitution is tolerated, but procuring is illegal. In Ukraine both are outlawed.

One prostitute interviewed, calling herself Yulia, said: “I would like prostitution to become legal, so the police treat sex workers like normal people.”

Repression of the trade in Ukraine is of negligible effectiveness, according to reports from western government sources and NGOs.

Rights organisations continue to campaign to bring attention to the former soviet country as a major human trafficking source and transit hub.

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