A short « Exercice de Style ». For a French tourist/Football fan, arriving at Boryspil Airport in Kyiv, how hard is it to move around in Ukraine and head to Donbas Arena in Donetsk, where the French team of football is to play in June?
A team of journalists from ICTV has followed me from the exit of the airport, finding my way to the city, buying tickets, reading a book in the Plackart, exploring food in a restaurant, discovering the Akhmetov Donbas Arena with amazement. Of course, I had to pretend not to talk any Ukrainian nor Russian and we worked two days on a three-minute story… Yet, everything that happened to me is accurate.
And the conclusion: it’s fun, it’s not that hard, people actually do speak some English and indications are there, just sometimes hard to find. And on the scale of one sole Frenchie setting foot on this country, survival is more than a concept.
A verdict to be confirmed in a few weeks.