Business news from Ukraine

Italy to allocate EUR 0.5 mln for restoration of Transfiguration Cathedral

An agreement was signed between Italy and UNESCO, according to which Italy will contribute EUR 500,000 to carry out priority restoration work in the Transfiguration Cathedral, the Odesa mayor’s office reported on Friday.

It is also reported that an Italian government delegation chaired by the Special Envoy for Restoring and Strengthening the Resilience of Ukraine, Davide La Cecilia, is in Odesa on an official visit.

In October 2023, Italy took patronage over the restoration of Odesa and began active cooperation with UNESCO on this matter. La Cecilia noted that with the beginning of Italy’s presidency of the G7, from January 1, 2024, the issue of the restoration of Ukraine was also included in the priorities of the G7.

UNESCO Coordinator in Ukraine Chiara Dezzi Bardeschi presented the main areas of cooperation, including the urgent stabilization of damaged monuments and the creation of a Master Plan for the management of cultural heritage sites. Also in the future – the development of recommendations and protocols for the protection and development of Odesa in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.

It is planned to sign a trilateral Memorandum of Cooperation on the restoration of Odesa (Italy – Ukraine – UNESCO), as well as separately between Italy and Ukraine, where areas of cooperation will be outlined.

Earlier it was reported that Odesa authorities warned about the danger of further destruction of the Transfiguration Cathedral, which suffered from a Russian missile attack on the city on July 23, 2023, and on the night of November 11 last year was flooded after heavy rain.

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Canada to provide expert support for restoration of 19 tergromads

Canada will provide expert support on social and economic recovery to 19 Ukrainian communities under the Community-Led Inclusive Recovery (CLIR) initiative, the press service of the Ministry of Community Development, Territories and Infrastructure said.

“The assistance of the CLIR initiative will allow communities to better understand the priorities of recovery, get the necessary knowledge and tools to develop effective inclusive recovery projects taking into account the needs of all groups of residents,” the press release quoted Deputy Prime Minister for Recovery – Minister of Community Development, Territories and Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov as saying.

Communities in Kyiv region (Baryshevka, Glevakha, Boyarka, Velyka Dymyrka), as well as in Dnipropetrovsk region (Sofiyivska, Pershotravenska, Apostolivska, Zelenodolska) have been selected to participate in the program, Nikolaev (Bashtanka, Berezneguvatoe), Odessa (Shabovka, Belgorod-Dnestrovska), Chernigov (Kholmska, Korpska, Menska), Donetsk and Kharkiv (Bliznyukivska, Saventsy, Balakleya) oblasts.

The experts will provide the selected communities with support in strategic management and planning, building partnerships with international organizations and attracting external investments, developing social services, implementing sustainable development principles, and developing recovery plans and strategies.

The CLIR initiative is implemented by the SURGe Project, an international technical assistance project “Supporting Government Reforms in Ukraine” funded by the Government of Canada.

SURGe is a project on inclusive governance in Ukraine, implemented by Alinea International and funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada.

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Kyivstar announces restoration of communication

Kyivstar specialists and our partners have done everything possible to restore the network from the consequences of an unprecedented cyberattack for the global telecom.

As of 18.00 on 13.12.2023, our specialists have started to restore voice communication throughout Ukraine. The restoration of services will be gradual, so short-term difficulties are still possible until the end of the day. In this case, we recommend that subscribers restart their phones and disable the VoLTE service in the phone settings.

Currently, the company’s specialists are working to restore data and SMS services and we hope that they will also be restored within a day.

After the network is fully restored and stabilized, Kyivstar will start preparing and providing compensation to all subscribers and corporate clients who could not use the company’s services due to the hacker attack.

Dear friends, we are incredibly grateful for your support! We continue to work 24/7 to keep Ukraine connected

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European Investment Bank EU countries allocate more than EUR 400 mln for Ukraine’s restoration

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the EU member states are allocating more than EUR 400 million for the restoration of Ukraine, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said on Thursday evening.

“The EIB and EU Member States are providing over EUR 400 million for the reconstruction of Ukraine. This will help fund the most urgent reconstruction projects for Ukrainians, including critical infrastructure. Grateful to the partners for the quick and timely assistance!” he said on Twitter.

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Germany is ready to host a conference on restoration of Ukraine

Germany reaffirms its readiness to support Ukraine for as long as necessary, and is ready to hold an annual conference on the reconstruction of the country in 2024, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said.
“Our goal is a peaceful Ukraine that will live in prosperity,” he said at the conclusion of the International Expert Conference on the Reconstruction of Ukraine in Berlin on Tuesday.
Scholz recalled that the URC was hosted by Swiss Lugano in 2022 (and Lithuanian Vilnius in 2021), and next year it will be held in the UK.
The Prime Minister of Japan, who will take over the G7 presidency next year, Fumio Kishida, in his video address to the conference in Berlin, stressed that Ukraine will remain in the spotlight, and Japan will make efforts to set the framework for a transparent and fair process of rebuilding the country based on desires. and aspirations of its people.
Also, the President of this country, Joko Widodo, announced the important position of Ukraine on the agenda of the upcoming G20 summit in Indonesia in November. According to him, the highest priority is diplomacy for the sake of peace and the end of the war.
The head of Indonesia called for a constructive dialogue for the sake of peace at the upcoming summit, including the parties “standing on different sides”, at the same time recalling the military assistance allocated to Ukraine and the commitments made by Jakarta to restore Ukrainian hospitals.

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Kyiv museums ask for help in restoration

The capital’s museums that suffered from rocket fire are closed until approximately October 16, the liquidation of the consequences is underway, and fundraising for restoration work has been announced.

The Khanenko Museum, in particular, reported that the team was not injured, the collection has been safe since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

“The work on assessing the damage is ongoing. You probably saw in numerous photos and videos from the scene that the windows of the museum were damaged. We have already blocked them and removed the broken glass. Thanks to the friends and volunteers of the museum for this!” on Facebook.

For those wishing to help financially, the accounts of the museum’s partners, the Mizhvukhami Fund charitable organization are published:

UA323052990000026001016208973 UAH/840

UA753052990000026001046225528 EUR/978

UA633052990000026006026228830 USD/840

In the appointment it is necessary to indicate “For the Khanenkiv Museum”.

The National Science and Natural Museum of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine reported that the windows of the courtyard of the museum in the exposition halls of the geological, paleontological and zoological departments were knocked out by the blast wave.

“We are forced to ask for help. We urgently need materials or funds to purchase materials for the prompt repair of broken windows,” the museum’s page says.

If you can help financially – charitable account of the National Science and Natural Museum:

UA 958201720313271001302009806

Code ЄDRPO19020229

Full name: National Science and Natural Museum of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (abbreviated as NNPM NAS of Ukraine)

If there is an opportunity to help with materials – the phone number of the director for museum and scientific work Chervonenko Oksana Vladimirovna +380503113256.

The windows of the first and second floors were damaged at the Taras Shevchenko National Museum. According to the museum, the process of cleaning and assessing losses is underway. For those who want to help, the account is indicated:

UA 43 820172 0 3132 71001 30101 6007

EDRPOU 022 26 116

The building of the Kyiv Art Gallery (formerly the Museum of Russian Art) was left without a roof and windows due to the raid. Funds for the restoration are collected by the charitable foundation. Sholom Aleichem. Requisites:

EDRPOU code 41378964

p/r UA133052990000026009016711600 in JSC CB “PrivatBank”

Purpose of payment: “A charitable contribution to commemorate the National Museum “Kyiv Art Gallery” of the victim of a violent aggression, head of 10.10.2022.”

The rector of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv Volodymyr Bugrov called for support for the restoration of the damaged university buildings and published the details:

In Ukraine:

r/r UA188201720313271002301014095

bank code 820172

code ЄDRPOU 02070944

For assistance in foreign currency, accounts are opened in Oschadbank:

As reported, during a massive rocket attack on October 10, the buildings of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (the Red Building and the building of the Institute of Philology), the Scientific Library named after M. Maksimovych, the Institute of Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Institute of Archeography of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the National Philharmonic, the House of the Central glad, which houses the Pedagogical Museum of Ukraine and the Museum of the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917-1921. Also, the National Museum of Arts named after B. and V. Khanenko, the National Museum of Taras Shevchenko, the Kyiv Art Gallery, the National Research and Restoration Center, the memorial museum-apartments of M. Bazhan and P. Tychyna, the National Science and Natural Museum of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Ukraine, Museum of the history of the city of Kyiv.

The Open4Business project is ready to process and post information about humanitarian requests from organizations in need of restoration free of charge.

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