Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Viktor Yanukovych: All problems of Euro 2012 preparation will be resolved

However, he stressed, "we must work very hard to achieve our goal."

The President said that as a citizen, politician and fan he saw how Ukraine won the right to host the Euro 2012, and how the previous government was preparing for the championship. "I would like to say honestly: I did not like the political part of this issue and attempts of some politicians to play this political game. I think it would be much better to say less and do more," said Viktor Yanukovych.

Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine on Euro 2012 Borys Kolesnikov reported on the current state of preparation of all relevant infrastructure and its primary tasks.

In particular, he said that the Cabinet plans to catch up with the backlog of reconstruction of the Olimpiysky National Sports Complex in Kiev by February 1, 2011.

"We intend to fully catch up with the schedule by February 1, 2011,” Borys Kolesnikov said. “We elaborated the monthly program. Now we can say that we managed to reduce schedule lag already for one month."

The Vice Prime Minister is assured that in July 2011 Olimpiysky National Sports Complex will be put into operation.

According to Borys Kolesnikov, the Cabinet also plans to catch up with the schedule of construction of the Lviv stadium, which will also host Euro 2012 matches, by March 1, 2011.

"We plan to catch up with the schedule by March 1, 2011. Next September the first match is planned to be played at Lviv's stadium," said Borys Kolesnikov.

According to him, today there are all reasons to say that "the championship will be successfully held in Ukraine and all the necessary preparations will be concluded in the required time."