Meeting the director general of Euronews Michael Peters, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov underlined the importance of the Ukrainian version of Euronews development, ForUm learned from the Cabinet’s press office.

"We are interested in developing relations with Euronews and would like information about Ukraine to be, above all, impartial ... We are interested in that Europe knows more about Ukraine," the head of the government said.

According to Azarov, Ukraine’s hosting the European Football Championship 2012 allowed more opening Ukraine to the West, neutralizing unfair previously circulated information about the alleged prosperity of racism, crime, high prices, etc., which scared away the tourists. "However, many fans have already come and now lived in Ukraine for a week. They have seen for themselves there is no racism, we do not kill anyone, the prices are quite affordable, lower than those in Europe, and everything is not so bad as they thought," the Prime Minister said.

The Ukrainian Prime Minister also noted he watches with interest the political and economic news on Euronews, although draws information from various media sources.

In turn, the director general of Euronews Michael Peters noted that "the old historical rule" of the company is a neutral, informative and impartial coverage of the events.

At the same time Peters expressed interest in receiving timely comments from the Ukrainian government officials for Euronews channel.


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