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July 2, 2012, 11:22 a.m. | Ukraine abroad — by

The Spanish and Italian flag are on display during the pre-match ceremony before the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012.
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Most commentators were positive about Ukraine and Poland's hosting of the Euro 2012 football championship, despite media badmouthing of Kyiv and a boycott at the political level over the imprisonment of the country's former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

"Poland and Ukraine have organised a fantastic tournament," UEFA President Michel Platini. "Never was the phrase 'Creating History Together' more true in terms of economy, infrastructure, football development and social development.”

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IvanovPetrovSidorov July 2, 2012, 1:08 p.m.    

Thank you Kiev and the people of Ukraine for being such great hosts! Congrats from Russia!

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