Soccer fans watch the Euro 2012 semifinal soccer match between Germany and Italy at the Fan Zone in Kyiv on June 28.
“When fans were coming to Ukraine, they were slightly heads-up, but returning home they were tuned positively and surprised with the hospitality of Ukrainians. I think the large percentage of fans who visited Ukraine will return to the country,” he said.
He added that two or three years ago there was a likelihood that the right of hosting the Euro 2012 could be taken away from Ukraine.
“However, 6-8 months before the tournament the issue was lifted,” Kallen said.