Preparatory work is in full swing all over the country. Stadiums in four cities, Lviv, Kharkiv, Donetsk and Kyiv, are being reconstructed. Roads are being repaired. Infrastructure is being modernized. Law enforcement officers and railroad workers are trying to learn English and other languages.
However, when an official is asked to do something extra, forget about it.
In February, representatives of UkraineCityGuide.com web-portal got a request from one of the leading tour operators of Western Europe that has been working on the world tourist market for more than 50 years. Planning to open city tours to Donetsk, Lviv, Odesa, Yalta, Kharkiv and Kyiv and to bring visitors from Great Britain, the tour operator asked to provide them with some photos of the interested cities.