The UEFA Euro 2012 football competition has generated a massive increase in the number of people traveling to Ukraine, with over 300,000 visitors crossing the Ukrainian border.
UEFA President Michel Platini and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych oversaw the grand opening of the International terminal at Lviv Danylo Halytskyi airport this week. Platini, offering words of admiration and encouragment over Ukraine’s efforts at hosting EURO 2012, told reporters on the scene the country’s efforts were nothing short of astounding.
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The Russian Federation, Greece, and now Turkey apparently intend to facilitate the evacuation of Ukrainian citizens from embattled Libya. In a press announcement from First Deputy Prime Minister/Economic Development and Trade Minister Andrii Kliuev (below), some Ukrainian citizens will now leave Libya via Russian Federation transport.
With Euro 2012 just around the corner Ukraine’s leaders have reshuffled the administrative deck and come out with new vigor to make the country a vision for visitors. New tourism initiative, infrastructure improvements, and online travel assistance and portals should help make 2012 a huge success for the country. That is if everything can be pulled off in a year. President Viktor Yanukovich seems determined to make it so.