Having held Euro-2012 under conditions of the crisis, Ukraine showed its maturity and great possibilities to the whole world, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said during a meeting with administrative representatives of Kharkiv region summarizing the results of Euro-2012.
"It is very important that we demonstrated our maturity and great possibilities. Euro-2012 opened Ukraine to the world," Yanukovych said.
The President noted that Ukraine held the preparation for the football championship under conditions of the economic crisis, but the state managed to invest about 5 billion dollar in the preparation.
The President stressed that he had never doubted about the holding of Euro-2012 in Ukraine.
According to him, the international experts expressed surprise many times that Ukraine spending money for Euro-2012 could avoid a default.
As a reminder, Euro-2012 was held from June 8 to July 1 in four Ukrainian cities and four Polish cities.
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