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The Guardian: Ukrainians need politicians who keep their promises

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May 6, 2012, 11:06 p.m. |

The head of the Kiev City State administration, Olexander Popov (R), and other city officials applaud in Kiev on June 8, 2011 after inaugurating a countdown clock, marking a year until the Euro 2012 football tournamant kickoff in Warsaw. The championship co-hosted by Ukraine and Poland will kick off on June 8.
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The large electronic clock in Kiev's Independence Square shows the exact number of seconds left to the start of the European Football Championship. The sun is blazing down over the Ukrainian capital, and the locals, forgetting that summer is officially still a month away, have taken to the beaches of the Dnieper river.

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