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KIEV, June 8 (Itar-Tass) — Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich has urged his fellow-countrymen to display ”the genuine Ukrainian hospitality and sincerity towards the guests of the Euro’2012,” the games of which start Friday, June 8.
Consolidated efforts have allowed the country “to set everything right for this momentous event” and “to prove that the Ukrainians are capable of doing it.”
“We built really up-to-date stadiums and a total of 2,200 kilometers of new roads, while almost 4,000 km of old roads were repaired,” Yanukovich said.
“Passengers now arrive at spacious airports and railway stations and travelers enjoy top-notch hotels,” he said, adding that the facilities built for this football championship will be serving future generations of people, too.
Yanukovich thanked everyone “who worked so hard to translate this project into life” and he expressed the confidence that “our guests will feel comfortable during the championship.”
“The attitude to us across the world will depend in many ways on how the guests remember us,” he said.
Yanukovich also expressed trust in the forthcoming performance of the Ukrainian national team, saying he expects “remarkable play and victories.”