At the presence of President Victor Yushchenko, in Lviv, representatives from Ukrainian and Polish cities scheduled to host EURO 2012 signed a joint declaration on establishing the Council of cities hosting EURO 2012, according to the President`s press-office.

The Council’s main objective is to coordinate actions of the cities in Ukraine and Poland, experience sharing, mutual support, communication with UEFA office, etc. The meetings of the Council are to be held twice per year in 2008-2009 and four times annually in 2010-2012 with the first one scheduled to be held in Warsaw in October 2008.

For the period of 2008 the co-chairmen of the Council were elected the mayor of Lviv and the President of Warsaw.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, after the signing ceremony, Ukrainian hosts of the event proposed their guests to drink some champagne for the success of the action. However, a waiter dropped the tray and broke wineglasses. The President asked jokingly whether this embarrassment had been prepared in advance, and noted that it betokens success.