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France’s Credit Agricole Bank opens flagship branch in Kyiv

France’s Credit Agricole underlined its ambitions on the Ukrainian market in mid-May with the opening of a new flagship branch in Kyiv that could serve as a model for the bank’s network throughout Ukraine. The unveiling of the branch in the Ukrainian capital’s San Francisco Business Center is another significant milestone in Credit Agricole’s 31-year […]

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Helping international medical companies enter the fast-evolving Ukrainian market

The Ukrainian healthcare sector has undergone a decade of dramatic change including a series of high-profile and comprehensive reform initiatives. Despite the unprecedented challenges created by the ongoing Russian invasion, this evolution continues. Outside interest in the Ukrainian medical industry has increased in recent years, but the sector remains a challenging environment for new international […]

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American University Kyiv evolves and adapts amid ongoing challenges in wartime Ukraine

Students, tutors, local dignitaries, and institutional partners gathered in the Ukrainian capital’s Podil district in early 2024 as American University Kyiv marked a major milestone with its first graduation ceremony. The students in question were the first cohort of Masters graduates from American University Kyiv’s EPAM School of Digital Technologies and School of Management. As […]

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Adapting legal services to wartime conditions in today’s Ukraine

How have the wartime conditions in Ukraine affected your work with international corporate clients? At the very beginning of the full-scale invasion, the level of demand in the international corporate client segment at our law firm decreased significantly. But demand has subsequently recovered and we have managed to engage new global brands in cooperation. In […]

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Serhii Plokhy: Putin’s belief that Russians and Ukrainians are one and the same people is dead

For the past decade, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has framed his country’s escalating campaign of aggression against Ukraine as a crusade for historical justice. Time and again, Putin has brandished his own highly distorted view of Ukraine’s place in Russian history in order to justify the invasion, occupation, and forced russification of the modern Ukrainian […]

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Türkiye’s ONUR GROUP plans to double its $500 million investment in Ukraine by 2030

What impact did the full-scale invasion have on Onur Group’s plans for infrastructure projects in Ukraine? Unfortunately, the invasion had a very significant impact on our plans in Ukraine, with work stopping on around 90% of existing projects. Prior to this, we had been one of the key contractors for President Zelenskyy’s Big Construction program. […]

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Burak Pehlivan: Türkiye is the top international investor in wartime Ukraine

For more than a decade, Burak Pehlivan has been at the heart of the burgeoning Turkish business community in Ukraine. As the president of Turkish-Ukrainian Business Association TUID, he has been instrumental in the deepening of bilateral ties between the two Black Sea neighbors. Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion, Pehlivan has also become […]

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Tetyana Golofiyevska: “Ukrainians are an exceptionally entrepreneurial and hardworking nation”

The full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine has placed unprecedented strains on the Ukrainian economy but Ukrainian businesses have responded by demonstrating remarkable resilience and durability. Ukrainian entrepreneur and business developer Tetyana Golofiyevska believes the experience of the past nineteen months since the onset of Russia’s invasion has confirmed the exceptional entrepreneurial skills and work ethic […]

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American bank aims to support Ukraine’s coming leapfrog forward

As international discussion continues over the reconstruction of postwar Ukraine, work on rebuilding the country is already underway, and partnerships are emerging that may shape the future recovery agenda. In what the British government called an unprecedented transaction from any export credit agency, UK Export Finance issued a landmark buyer credit loan guarantee in June […]

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Leading international school reopens in Kyiv for new academic year

Ukraine’s ability to maintain a degree of business-as-usual normality despite Russia’s ongoing invasion has been one of the most striking features of the past eighteen months. In a further sign of routine everyday life returning to the country, Pechersk School International welcomed students to the school’s campus in the Ukrainian capital for the new academic […]