I'm new to the Tripadvisor and this is my first time writing in this forum. I've tried to find the answers to my questions in other threads but couldn't get them.
As many thousands of fans, I'm heading to the Ukraine this June for the Euro2012 (Lviv and Kharkiv). I have doubts about the internal travelling:
1) Train: i've read in news articles about the new "high speed trains" in service in the Ukraine as of May 2012. I will surely want such a service for the Kiev-Lviv and Kiev-Kharkiv lines. Is there any place where I can look for the planned schedules? Secondly, is it possible to purchase the tickets in advance?
2) Car: another possibility will be to rent a car and travel around. I've read intensively about the poor state of the roads in the Ukraine, and the poor quality of the roadsigns. First question, is this true or myth? Second question, would this option be advised vs taking the train?
I have plenty of questions regarding accomodation availability and outrageous prices, but I see I'm not alone and many other threads about this topic have been started.