The time is very near for the Football Cup in Ukraine. First of all, people are not too happy at the treatment of Yulia Tymoshenko, who to a lot of people in Europe is a heroine, having allowed the gas supply continue on a bitterly cold Saturday evening. Her humane decision saved so many people from suffering misery, she probably saved peoples' lives from the cold. It is hoped she is recovering in hospital. Wish her Good health from her fans.
Regarding the Football. A lot of people in England are hesitating to visit Ukraine, in view of the threats of football violence. That is something that used to happen in England many, many years ago, not today, not anymore....You should have seen the jubilation at the Manchester United win and the joyful celebration.
People come to enjoy supporting their side and enjoy the culture of Kiev, not end up in hospital. In Britain there is a very broad-based multicultural scene, and football stars receive due adulation. When Patrice Muamba conked out on the field and was fighting for his life, prayers went up for him. People were thankfully happy when he pulled through and later visited the football pitch. People said Thanks God for making Patrice well.
I sincerely hope the people of Ukraine and more especially the football fans will extend a warm welcome to visitors and players from various countries and various cultural backgrounds, and that would auger well for inclusive cultural exchanges for competitive sports as well as for the economy.
Thanks for hosting the Cup, now please ensure all people have a great time visiting your country.