Ukraine President will not attend World Cup

Petro Poroshenko will not be attending the World Cup.
Petro Poroshenko will not be attending the World Cup. Credit: TT News Agency

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will not be appearing at the World Cup in Brazil following reports he may be due to meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the final.

A statement said Mr Poroshenko had received an invite from Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, but felt it was "impossible" to justify the visit "given the situation that is happening in Ukraine".

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