Barcelona asked UEFA whether it will be safe for the team to play in a Champions League game in Ukraine next week.

Barcelona are due to face Shakhtar Shakhtar on December 7. The club has written to UEFA president Lennart Johansson to express his concern about the match being “used as a focus for the instability in the country.”

Ukraine is in the midts of a political crisis after both candidates, Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko, claimed victory in the country’s presidential election of Nov. 21.