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"The man responsible for Ukraine's Euro 2012 football championship has said Uefa is doing more than the EU institutions to modernise the country.
Markiyan Lubkivskyi, Ukraine's former ambassador to Bosnia and Croatia and football authority Uefa's man in charge of preparing for the games said the decision where to hold them was political.
"It was a decision of Uefa to bring Ukraine closer to Europe. Uefa wanted to bring us closer to the EU. It is doing the job of the European Commission," he told EUobserver in Kiev [Kyiv] on Tuesday."
The Death Match: European soccer in Nazi-occupied Kiev (Kyiv) during the Second World War (Great Patriotic War) in the summer of 1942.
Photo credits: Kyiv, Ukraine's new Olympiysky Stadium. English-made seats, Slovak grass, and a German roof and toilets. (c) EUobserver.com 2011.
Jews marching on their way out of the city of Kyiv to the Babiy Yar ravine to be murdered pass corpses lying on the street. Yelena Brusilovsky Collection, courtesy of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archives.
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