“According to the regulations and traditions of Champions League, there should be a festive firework in the city. The organizers asked for permission but there was an explanation that the Kyiv Council decided on restrictions of festive fireworks in 2014 till the end of the Anti-terrorist operation. UEFA respected such limitation,” he explained.
Besides, Reznikov added that there might be some pyrotechnic events at the stadium during the opening, though without a full firework.
Kyiv residents were called for refraining from making fireworks at private events, even the organizers of Champions League refused to do that.
As it was reported earlier, Champions League final is to be held in the Ukrainian capital on May 26. Real Madrid and English Liverpool will meet at the Olympic National Sports Complex. Residential rent in Kyiv has gone up during the time of the big game. Prices might be a few couple of euros per night. Besides, there are cases when owners, who rented out housing couple of months ago for a regular price refuse the tenants and put their housing for rent for a higher price.
Traffic on many central roads will be restricted or banned due to the preparations to men’s and women’s Champions League finals.
Earlier, it was reported that Ukraine’s Government instructed the law enforcers to increase the level of activities on defining the potential threat of terrorist attacks in Kyiv and Kyiv region on May 18-28. It was noted that Ukraine expects around 50,000 fans during the Champions League final.