Ukraine will do its best to be ready to host the matches of the European Men’s Basketball Championship among national teams in 2025 (Eurobasket-2025) at the highest level in the event of such a right. This was emphasized by Deputy Head of the Office of the President Kyrylo Tymoshenko during a meeting with representatives of the International Federation of Basketball Associations of Europe (FIBA Europe).
FIBA Europe representatives arrived in Ukraine to assess the state of readiness for the competitions in Kyiv and Lviv specified by the Basketball Federation of Ukraine as the host cities of the championship.
At the meeting, Kyrylo Tymoshenko reminded that at the end of September 2021, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky held talks with FIBA Europe President Turgay Demirel, during which he assured that our state would meet all requirements for Eurobasket 2025.
The construction of sports arenas, in particular for Eurobasket, is one of the flagship projects in the program of the President of Ukraine “Large Construction”. And Volodymyr Zelenskyy constantly monitors these issues, the terms of construction of facilities. In addition, for the implementation of these projects we have excellent cooperation between central and local authorities.Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine
Kyrylo Tymoshenko also noted that holding such large-scale competitions is important because such events unite Ukrainians.
“At the same time, I would like to note that we are completing most of the projects within the “Large Construction” ahead of schedule,” Kyrylo Tymoshenko stressed.
Mykhailo Brodskyy, President of the Basketball Federation of Ukraine, noted that the development of infrastructure, including sports, is now a state policy in our country. He expressed hope that the final decision on the venue of Eurobasket 2025, which is to be adopted on March 29, 2022 in Munich, will be in Ukraine’s favor.
Head of Competitions at FIBA Europe Ljubomir Mandic stressed that it is very important for them to see such strong support for the application for Eurobasket at the level of the Ukrainian state leadership and see clear concrete plans.
He noted the coordinated work and high level of coordination of central and local authorities in preparation for Eurobasket.
Usually, local authorities are more concerned about such issues. And we see that political support is reaching the highest level in your country. This makes a strong impression.Lubomyr Mandych, Head of Competitions at FIBA Europe
Managing Director at FIBA Europe Properties Monika Puchner noted the importance of the large-scale development of sports infrastructure in Ukraine and the fact that this is not just for Eurobasket.