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Actress and producer Jessica Chastain arrived in Kyiv

American actress Jessica Chastain arrived in Kyiv on Sunday, where she visited the Okhmatdet children’s hospital, Suspilnoye reports, citing its own correspondents.
It is noted that in addition to a visit to the hospital, Chastain also plans to travel to Irpen, as well as meet with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak.
Jessica Chastain is an American actress and producer. Known for roles in the TV series “Dark Shadows”, the films “Interstellar”, “The Martian”, “Crimson Peak”, “People Isk: Dark Phoenix”, “Eyes of Tammy Fay” and others. She has already spoken publicly in support of Ukraine in connection with the invasion RF.
In 2012, the actress was included in Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people of the year. Chastain won an Oscar in 2022 for her performance as Tammy Faye in The Eyes of Tammy Faye.

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Pope Francis would like to visit Kyiv and Moscow after his trip to Canada, which is scheduled for the end of July.
In an interview with Reuters, Francis said that first of all he would like to visit Moscow in order to serve the “cause of peace” and persuade the Russian leadership to end the war against Ukraine.
“I would like to go (to Ukraine), and I wanted to go to Moscow first. We exchanged messages about this because I thought that if the Russian president gave me a small window to serve the cause of peace. The first thing is to go to Russia to try to help in some way, but I would like to go to both capitals,” the Pope said.

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Ukraine proposes to create recovery offices in partner countries with a head office in Kyiv, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said.
“The key principle that the President of Ukraine proposed when considering a future recovery plan is the principle of regional responsibility of our partners for the regions, cities in Ukraine. There are already some countries that have chosen recovery priorities for themselves. We urge others to join the process,” Shmygalya quoted press service of the government on the results of a video conference with the ambassadors of the Great Semka (G7), Switzerland and heads of international organizations.
The prime minister noted that, in addition to the regional approach, a parametric approach to the country’s restoration will be considered.
Among other things, the key principles of the recovery plan, according to him, should be the principle of security, the rule of law, transparency, fair transformation, green recovery, digitalization, inclusiveness, barrier-free, favorable investment climate, business development in Ukraine.
“The restoration of Ukraine is a process that requires a lot of effort. Not only financial, but also the efforts of many companies. Therefore, we expect large projects in the field of public-private partnership. We expect that foreign companies will come to Ukraine, create jobs here and pay taxes. We will offer the best conditions for companies to stay and continue their work in Ukraine even after the resumption,” Shmyhal stressed.
The prime minister noted that the key source of renewal of Ukraine should be the confiscated assets of Russia and Russian oligarchs.
“In addition, it can be preferential loans from partners, international financial organizations, banks. Another source, according to him, can be grant support and individual contributions. For this, the United24 platform was created,” the message says.
In addition, according to Shmyhal, Ukraine proposes to create recovery offices in partner countries with a head office in Kyiv.

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Fozzy Group has launched LOKO, a food-tech startup in Kyiv, which provides a quick delivery service for food and meals for guests, the company’s press service told Interfax-Ukraine.
This service was supposed to start on February 28, 2022, but due to a full-scale Russian invasion, its launch had to be delayed.
According to the press service, LOKO started a week ago, from the left-bank part of Kyiv. At the time of launch, the service is available in the districts of Pozniaky, Berezniaky and part of Osokorky of the capital – the current map of the coverage area is updated on the website.
In the nearest plans is the connection of the service in the entire capital. The next cities will be Lviv and Odesa, at the same time feedback from guests is being collected, in which other cities this service may be in demand.
The LOKO concept provides for the delivery of hybrid orders: products from a supermarket, own pastries and restaurant dishes. LOKO products and dishes are delivered in 15-30 minutes, depending on the filling of the order and the address. Delivery of orders is carried out by CityRiders – specialists who provide delivery services on electric scooters.
Now there are about 1,500 goods and restaurant dishes available, LOKO cooperates with the most popular restaurants in Pozniaky, Berezniaky and part of Osokorky in Kyiv.
According to the press service, in order to become partners of the program, restaurants need to fill in a form, the selection criteria are “popularity among local residents and the desire of the restaurants themselves to connect.”
The LOKO service is built into the Silpo mobile application, the delivery cost depends on the value of the order.
Fozzy Group is one of the largest Ukrainian retailers with more than 690 outlets throughout the country.

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Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko and Madrid Mayor Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida have signed an agreement on twinning between the two cities, the press service of the Mayor of Kyiv has reported.
“Today, a memorandum of twinning between our cities was signed with the mayor of Madrid, Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida. Madrid became the first Spanish sister city of Kyiv. This is a historic event for our cities and it happened during the historic NATO summit, which is taking place these days in Madrid,” Klitschko said.
He noted that when signing the agreement, several joint projects of Kyiv and Madrid were planned.
“I thank our Western partners, our Spanish partners for supporting Ukraine at this critical time for it. And I am convinced that our cooperation with Madrid will be effective and beneficial for our capitals. Today Madrid accepts refugees from Ukraine, provides humanitarian assistance to Kyiv and Ukraine. We also discussed many projects that we plan to jointly implement in the Ukrainian and Spanish capitals,” Klitschko summed up.

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President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo announced that he had gone to Kyiv.
“From platform 4 of the Przemysl Glavny station in Przemysl, Poland, at 9 pm, I and a limited group of people went by train to Kyiv, Ukraine. We started this peaceful mission with good intentions. I hope it gets easier,” he wrote on Twitter .

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