President Offers Encouragement Ahead of Euro 2012
President Yushchenko paid a one-day visit to Lviv in late May to check up on how the city’s preparations for Euro 2012 are progressing. European football’s governing body UEFA has
given Ukraine’s host cities until November 30 to bring their preparations up to speed or risk losing the right to co-host the tournament, and at present Lviv’s stadium remains one of the biggest causes for concern. Work only began on the sports venue in early 2009 but the site has seen significant progress since then and President Yushchenko offered words of encouragement for local officials and national Euro 2012 coordinators including Deputy Prime Minister Ivan Vasyunyk.