Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Ivan Vasiunyk assured Ukraine will complete preparations to the European Football Championship of 2012 in time, despite the world financial downturn. He told the press before the Government’s sitting, Cabinet's press office reported.

Ivan Vasiunyk recalled the UEFA experts would select four Ukrainian cities to host the matches of the European Football Championship of 2012 in May of the current year.

“Today Ukraine and Poland are readying for the Football Championship of 2012 as equal partners. And it means four Ukrainian and four Polish cities will be hosting the football championship of Europe,” Ivan Vasiunyk said.

With regards to the statements of Polish Minister of Sport Mirosław Drzewiecki that Poland can hold the championship in all the six cities, Vice Prime Minister reminded that in the end of last year he had had a meeting with the Minister in Kyiv and they had assured each other in following a parity principle with regards to the number of cities from the two states.

“Concerning statements aired within recent times, I can just say Ukraine is a serious partner of the UEFA and we are managing to fulfill all the liabilities without any external recommendations,” Ivan Vasiunyk stressed.

The Vice Premier convinced that Ukraine meets all the commitments to the UEFA according to the schedule, in particular concerning building of stadiums and gearing-up of the whole infrastructure.

“Don’t worry, everything will be great, Ukraine is a reliable partner,” the Vice Premier said.

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