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Tottenham match v Dnipro to go ahead despite unrest in Ukraine

Updated: Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 20:15 | Comments

Dnipro are based in the city of Dnipropetrosk, 220 miles away from Kiev
Dnipro are based in the city of Dnipropetrosk, 220 miles away from Kiev

Tottenham's Europa League round-of-32 first leg against Dnipro is still scheduled to go ahead despite plans for a day of mourning in Ukraine following the political unrest in Kiev, UEFA has announced.

Dnipro are based in the city of Dnipropetrosk, 220 miles away from Kiev, where scenes of death and bloodshed continue to be beamed around the world as police clash with anti-goverment protestors.

Ukraine's president, Viktor Yanukovych, has declared 20 February a day of mourning for the victims of the clashes but UEFA insists Thursday's match will be unaffected.

A UEFA spokesman said: "The team is there, they have had their press conference. As it stands there is no indication it would not go ahead."

However,  Dynamo Kiev's  last-32 first leg at home to Valencia has been moved to the Cypriot capital Nicosia due to civil unrest.

Club president Amadeo Salvo apologised to any supporters of the Spanish club who had already made the trip to Ukraine.   

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