Ukraine's national basketball team has successfully completed the first round of the European Basketball Championship for the first time in its history, reports Interfax. After beating Britain 87-68 on Monday, Ukrainian basketball players secured a spot in the second round of EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia. During the first group stage Mike Fratello's side defeated Belgium, Israel, Germany and Britain and lost in a bitter struggle to European vice-champions France. In the second round, Ukraine will face Latvia on September 11, Serbia on September 13 and Lithuania on September 15.

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