Champions League final results. More than 300 tourists visited Kyiv
On May 30, the final press conference was held in Kyiv on the finals of the UEFA Champions League in Ukraine.
Representatives of relevant services in Kyiv and Ukraine spoke about the number of visitors to the main locations of the finale, about the work of law enforcement agencies and doctors, and the officials of the FFU shared plans for the future to host another grand finale.
Boryspil has received 52 thousand tourists
On the day of the UEFA Champions League Men's Final in Kiev, Boryspil International Airport received a record number of passengers.
Pavel Ryabikin, General Director of Boryspil International Airport, said during a press conference: “On May 26, on the day of the Champions League final, Boryspil received 52 599 passengers, which is an absolute record for the airport's history. For comparison, during Euro-2012 Boryspil received up to 38 passengers a day. In addition, we took 000 flights with Real fans - 31 passengers, 6 charter flights with Liverpool fans - 393 fans, 40 business aviation (private jets), as well as three flights with official delegations - King of Spain, President Gabon and the Czech Prime Minister. The airport earned more than UAH 8 million in net profit on that day. ”
The festival town was visited by 230 thousand fans
About 230 people visited Khreschatyk during the UEFA Champions League final in Khreschatyk. The deputy head of the KSCA Alexei Reznikov said this during a press conference: “The festival site was visited by 000 people in the four days from its opening to closing. For example, about 230 people visited Cardiff last year at the Cardiff Festival. 000 fans gathered on Kontraktova Square, where, by the way, for the first time in the history of the Champions League finals, the match was broadcast live on the big screen.
According to Ryabikin, 180 hotels for 20 places in Kiev were completely filled. In addition, about 000 households were offered to Kyiv fans free of charge.
In the run-up to the UEFA Champions League final on May 26, 32 people sought medical help, 26 of them foreigners. "The causes of the complaints are minor injuries, namely: scratches, slaughter, sprains, and alcohol intoxication. 18 of them were rushed to the hospital, assistance was provided on an outpatient basis, there were no hospitalizations in any of the cases, ”Ryabikin added. He also noted that 30 emergency medical teams were on duty at venues and along the Kiev-Boryspil route.
The very next morning, according to Ryabikin, thanks to the clear work of the municipal services, Kyiv was cleared of debris: “By the morning of May 27, Kyiv, namely - the area near the Olympic Olympic Stadium, two“ Meeting points ”and Kontraktova Square - had been cleared. Utilities from all over the city were involved in cleaning the locations. On the night of May 27, 1 utilities worked at the gathering. In total, the municipal services of Holosiivskyi, Pecherskyi, Shevchenkivskyi and Podilskyi districts removed 400 tonnes of municipal solid waste from the fan zones and “Meeting points” territories.
Guests from Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Ghana
In total, during the period of the Champions League final in Kiev from May 21 to May 26, Ukrainian border guards issued more than 300 foreign citizens at checkpoints. The first deputy chairman of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Vasyl Servatiuk announced this during a press conference.
According to him, the registration of the fans took place mainly in the capital's Boryspil airports, which withstood the highest load, and in Zhulhany, where from May 21 to May 26, 15 passengers crossed the state border.
“Border guards issued around 300 citizens arriving by road at the border with the European Union. Many Liverpool fans were taking buses. Probably, for the first time, many guests from those countries of the world, whose representatives rarely visit Ukraine, such as Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Ghana, came to Kiev, - said Servatyuk. - Some foreigners were ignorant of Ukrainian law and came without visas. In each of these cases, we took responsibility and, as an exception, went to meet them with the necessary documents and return tickets. ”
A fan from Norway is lost
The head of the Main Department of the National Police of Kyiv Andriy Khryshchenko told about the security measures in the days of the Champions League finals in Kyiv: “All the work on the implementation of the security measures began a year before the Champions League final. As for the numbers, 10 law enforcement officers were involved in law enforcement. Of these, 000 are National Guardsmen, units of the Ministry of Emergency Situations. They all worked as one team. We had constant communication with all units. From May 4 until the morning of May 000, police had identified 22 facts concerning the participants and fans of the finals. Of these, 27 cases are listed in a single register of pre-trial investigations. Four of them concerned the demolition of downtown metro stations and two stadiums. There were still 70 criminal events - petty theft, two frauds, two cases of hooliganism. There were facts of live crime reporting when they stole tickets to a match from a Spanish hospital and one Briton. "
As for the protection of order at the match itself, there were no serious incidents at the Olympic. "Everything went quite calmly," said Andrey Khryshchenko. - There were two fights between the fans. The stewards and then the cops took out the offenders they had communicated with outside the stadium. At the end of the match several young men tried to fight, but the police detained 18 people and reported to the district police department.
According to Andriy Khryshchenko, the very next morning after the finale it became known that one of the fans from Norway had disappeared. He was wanted. However, the guy later found himself alive and well. He walked in the Golosiyivskyi district after the match, after which he was received by one of the Kiev residents. Recovering after a stormy evening, the Norwegian arrived at his hotel, and then went home.
Ukraine wants to host the Europa League final or the UEFA Super Cup match
Summing up, First Vice-President of the FFU Vadim Kostyuchenko said at a press conference that the federation received an official letter from UEFA President Alexander Cheferin, thanking the Ukrainian side for the quality organization of the Champions League finals.
"On this occasion, on behalf of FFU President Andriy Pavelko, I express my gratitude to the head of the National Organizing Committee of the Champions League Finals in Kyiv, Igor Raynin, to the chairman of the city committee, Vitaly Klitschko," Vadim Kostyuchenko said. - Thanks to them, we all united around football and did a great job of organizing such a big football holiday in the capital of Ukraine. Several football records will remain in the history of Kiev and in the history of this finale. Real Madrid have won the Champions Cup three times in a row, coach Zinedine Zidane has won the final match three times in a row. That is why our final is already historic for the European football community. "
According to Kostyuchenko, the match in Kyiv was shown in more than 200 countries and territories with an audience of about 350 million viewers. Also before the finals there was a friendly match between representatives of the Ukrainian and British media, which ended with a score of 7: 2 in favor of the Ukrainian team. And after the finals, representatives of the local organizing committee played with the UEFA team at NSC "Olympic". In this match friendship won - 3: 3.
“Speaking of the Champions League finals in Kiev, the decisive duel of women's teams, which brought together a full stadium of fans, cannot be ignored. The players of all our national teams were present at this match. I am sure this event will also add to the popularity of women's football, - said Vadim Kostyuchenko. - The same applies to the "Festival of Champions", which took place on Khreschatyk. There 200 of our young football players received balls and football equipment from the ambassadors of the finals, from the mayor of our city. "
As for the finals between Real Madrid and Liverpool, there were around 26 stewards working at the Olympic on May 1, with trainings from top European experts and UEFA coaches in these areas. 000 volunteers worked at the stadiums, the "Champions Festival", at the airports. “With all this powerful team, we can optimistically prepare for the next big competition. Therefore, our next step will be Ukraine's bid to host the Europa League final or match for the UEFA Super Cup in 507 in the capital. We should not talk about our chances for these matches now. But today a working group has been created to work out all the materials, and according to the mechanism available at UEFA, all the necessary documents will be handed over in the near future for Ukraine to take part in the competition for this right, ”Vadim Kostyuchenko added.
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