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Ukraine, Poland assure UEFA security at EURO 2012 games will be tight

May 01, 2012, 7:28 UTC+3
The group had its meeting 39 days before the first game of the championship, which is due to take place in Warsaw June 8
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GENEVA, May 1 (Itar-Tass) — Governments of Ukraine and Poland, the two countries that will co-host the games of the EURO 2012 football championship have given assurances to UEFA as the organizer of the events that they are taking all the necessary measures to ensure a proper level of security during the championship, which will be held from June 8 through to July 10.

This was said Monday at a meeting of the EURO 2012 steering group led by UEFA Presidernt Michel Platini, which met in the Swiss town of Nyon, the UEFA’s official website said.

The group had its meeting 39 days before the first game of the championship, which is due to take place in Warsaw June 8.

The participants reviewed the current situation in the field of security and preparations for the championship. They pointed out big progress in the preparations and readiness of the all major installations to host guests of the championship.

The meeting particularly stressed the readiness of stadiums and airports.

Special focus was given to security measures in the light of recent explosions in the southeast Ukrainian city of Dnepropetrovsk, but the Ukrainian and Polish government officials, who were present at the conference, said they were taking all the necessary steps to ensure the security of athletes and fans arriving to attend the games.

UEFA also informed the Ukrainian delegation of the alarm among the European politicians and mass media over the political situation in the country. As a sports organization, UEFA does not meddle with politics but it asked Ukrainian officials to make the Europeans’ moods known to the appropriate agencies of state power.

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