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Yevhen Chervonenko: No talks between Poland and Germany to snatch Euro-2012 from Ukraine

During a briefing in Warsaw Poland’s Minister of Sport Miros?aw Drzewiecki and Head of Ukraine’s National Agency to prepare for Euro-2012 Yevhen Chervonenko confirmed that “neither Ukraine nor Poland are eying the possibility of preparing for Euro-2012 separately,” National Agency’s press service told ZIK.

At a meeting in Warsaw, Ukrainian and Polish officials have agreed to cooperate their efforts. The meeting was attended by Poland’s Minister of Sport Miros?aw Drzewiecki, Ukraine Ambassador to Poland Oleksandr Motsyk, head of the Polish football federation Mikhail Listkewich and head of PL-2012 Association Marcin Gerra, among others.

At the top of the meeting’s agenda was cooperation and shaping a common position at the forthcoming strategic UEFA conference. The meeting approved a form for the general plan of infrastructure development. The Ukrainian delegation made a point of attracting Polish investments to Ukraine ahead of Euro-2012.

Single information space for Euro-2012 was discussed and it was agreed to launch a permanent exchange of information on preparations for the tournament.

Comment by ZIK

Poland’s The Rzeczpospolita has stressed that Ukraine media have been blowing the whistle on Poland accusing it of looking for another partner to host Euro-2012 because Ukraine is lagging behind with preparations. The newspaper refers to unofficial Polish-German proposal to UEFA, ZIK reported June 19.

Will Poland host the tournament jointly with Germany, asks the newspaper. Polish and Ukrainian officials in charge of preparations have confirmed that Euro-2012 will be hosted by their countries.

Representatives of Polish and Ukrainian football federations have dismissed rumors of any deal between Poland and Germany. Mikhail Listkewich, for instance, stressed that only those countries which had applied for the right to host the tournament can do it in 2012. Ukraine Euro-2012 preparations committee official, Ivan Fedorenko, waved off the allegations as lies. Dismissing the rumors about separate talks between Poland and Germany, Yevhen Chervonenko assured that Ukraine will meet all the deadlines.

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