All across Kyiv, you can spot billboards paid for the Party of the Regions showing new stadiums and high-speed trains, with the tagline “championships come and go, but the achievements remain.”
No doubt the recent 2012 Euro was a great success. Hundreds of thousands of foreign tourists came to Kyiv, Donetsk, Lviv and Kharkiv. They were met with open arms by Ukrainians. Ukrainian cities put on huge parties. Great football was played.
But as long as the Party of Regions is asking, perhaps it makes sense to ask about the real achievements of Euro 2012.