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EURO 2012 promos

Written by Ian Bearder

As Ukraine gets ready to host the European football championships in June the country, well parts of it,  have had quite a serious cosmetic makeover. Streets have been repaired, roads built, airports opened and stadiums erected.

Kyiv and Lviv got new logos, and the metro system even got new ‘English’ language signs!

In addition to this, Ukraine and her host cities feature in a whole medley of ‘inspiring’ promotional videos.

To save you hours of trouble trawling youtube, I’ve listed the best of them here.

Ladies and Gentlemen, sit back, click play and let Ukraine roll…

 

First up, the general Ukraine and Kyiv Promos 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLzznoGb3S0]

Vlad video… a preview of the footballing action

 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHkRw3sh8qA]

Switch on Ukraine. Its a real ‘turn on’

 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnhfRpp3BIY]

You can’t come to Ukraine without experiencing Taras Shevchenko in some way, he’s everywhere. Here’s his contribution to Euro 2012.

 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJSR3G9iPCw]

4 wonderful minutes of Kyiv

 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gABtbrq4Vg8]

Kyiv Live, a great time-lapse video of the city

 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO0QKcLykXU]

I Didn’t Ask To Be Ukrainian I Just Got Lucky! – A ‘Discover Ukraine’ promo

 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IojJEdQm4Ng]

This is the full official promo: “High time to see Ukraine”

 

Next we have the host city Lviv

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjCMc-GAWOg]

Very short clip about the Lemberg Stadium Lviv

 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU7rQRw40gM]

Welcome to Ukraine. Lviv. Euro 2012 [HQ]

 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bUeBNfvaf0]

UEFA‘s Lviv EURO 2012 Promo video

 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T74AIFm7h5c]

This one is worth watching just for the music!

 

...and Kharkiv 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZEq1uxEAG0]

The Stadium

 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZEq1uxEAG0]

The city

 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHlmcJTU8Eg]

What they do when there’s no football

 

and finally, the formidable Donetsk

 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLBO_yAVZ0U]

The expensive Donetsk promo for UEFA Euro-2012

 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3VsOJ8uj4M]

The expensive stadium

 

Oh, and…

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kc91gkAV6Y]

Yes, there’s even a happy EURO song!

     

About the author

Ian Bearder

Ian has been living in Kyiv on-and-off since 2009 and he launched Kyiv.Cool in 2014 to promote the lighter side of life in Ukraine's crazy capital. He doesn't just love Kyiv - he feels genuinely sorry for people who don't live here.
If he's not out on his bike, he's normally wandering in Podil or exploring some forgotten corner of the city.