A German journalist said he was refused entry to Ukraine by car for several hours and was told only a bribe would speed up the process. Olaf Sundermeyer told Deutsche Welle he was heading to Ukraine from Poland via the Dorohus-yahodyn crossing in order to report on Ukraine’s preparation for the June tournament. Sundermeyer said he and two other journalists passed through Polish border control in 15-20 minutes, but were then held for seven hours at the Ukrainian border, despite not being told of any problems with documents. According to Sundermeyer, other drivers who were waiting at the crossing said he could speed up the process by paying a bribe of up to 50 euros. He said the group was finally allowed through without paying and without an explanation for the delay. The State Border Guard Service rejected this version of events. Mykola Lytyvn, the border guard chief, said there will be a “regime of maximum assistance” in place for fans with Euro 2012 tickets.