“All of the media in the world were writing quite negative reports about Ukraine over the last few months before Euro 2012, and then false information about racism and persecution appeared. In fact, we have never had any problems at this level. Euro 2012 is the best promotion of our state. Promotion means investment, the arrival of capital and the creation of new jobs,” he said.
In addition, in his opinion, Euro 2012 host cities received practical benefits.
“New jobs, direct and indirect revenues to the city budget – each fan spent on average EUR 100-120 during his or her stay in Lviv,” Sadovy said.