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KIEV, May 30 (Itar-Tass) — Hosting the finals of the European Football Championship furnishes Ukraine with a nice opportunity to show its off to the whole world, President Viktor Yanukovich said Wednesday in an interview with the French magazine L’Express.
The interview will be published June 7, the presidential press service said.
“For us, the hosting of Euro’2012 means an opportunity to show our worth to the world, and this championship will be a feast of football for all the Ukrainian fans, who really deserve this,” Yanukovich said.
He underlined the practical effects of preparations for the championship saying they mean “a step into the future” and “investment in the future generations of people.”
Yanukovich recalled that up-to-date airports, more than 2,000 kilometers of automobile roads, stadiums, and hotels have been built specially for Euro’2012.
Euro’2012 will be held in eight Ukrainian and Polish cities from June 8 through to July 1.