President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy proposed Lithuania to jointly organize the European Basketball Championship.
He said this on Wednesday in Vilnius, speaking at an international Ukraine reforms conference.
“In Lithuania basketball is the second religion and national sport. And, despite the total love of Ukrainian football, basketball is also very popular in our country. Therefore, I would like to propose the idea of joint organization by Ukraine and Lithuania of one of the next European basketball championships (EuroBasket)” – said Zelenskyy.
The President mentioned that such a tournament could have been held in Ukraine back in 2015, the corresponding infrastructure was being prepared, but for objective reasons this event did not take place.
“I am sure that such an initiative will be a good opportunity for Ukrainians and Lithuanians to join forces and prove that we are capable of holding big events of a truly global scale” – he said.
Earlier, Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that Lithuania was the first to officially declare its readiness to support Ukraine’s accession to the EU.