Eurovision 2017 – Here we go again… The Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Vyacheslav Kyrylenko, has said that he thinks a decision may be made next week. Speaking with Yevgeny Kiselyov on ‘The Big Interview’ he also confirmed all 3 cities were still in the running; Dnipro, Kyiv and Odessa. Thank you to Esckaz.com for the translation and news.
He revealed some of the pros for all three cities. For Odessa,it was the sea and the special atmosphere in the city, plus they have great desire, they have prepared a good presentation, and they have financial capacity.
He said Kyiv has the best starting point, because it is the capital, the entire infrastructure is concentrated there, and that they have best offer of the investment nature, the proposals on accomodation of the guests and other parameters.
He said that Dnipro has its own advantages as well, but there are a few drawbacks associated, among other things, with the proximity of the delimitation border. It doesn’t bother the Ukraine government, but may bother European friends.
In the meantime Mayor Gennadiy Trukhanov of Odessa has again been on TV appealing for Odessa to win. There has been another set back to their bid however.
News has been confirmed (after Esckaz.com originally raised the matter) that the Chernomorets stadium, with the problems facing it with the roof needing to be built around the European football games, is due to be sold at auction! “Imeksbank”, owned by Ukrainian MP Leonid Klimov wo is also the honorary president of “FC Chernomorets” was declared insolvent in January 2015 while the cases of loans to more than 40 companies, mostly related to Klimov, date back to 2011-2014. In all these loans stadium “Chernomorets” has been mentioned as the security.