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Turkish developer proceeds with major new residential project in wartime Kyiv

Turkish businesses are widely expected to play a prominent role in postwar Ukraine’s recovery and reconstruction, with some companies already demonstrating their commitment to the country by investing in new construction initiatives despite ongoing hostilities. With the full-scale Russian invasion about to enter a third year, Turkish construction company Bosphorus Development is proceeding with a […]

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IMF upgrades Ukraine’s 2023 GDP growth forecast to 4.5% amid “stronger than expected recovery”

The International Monetary Fund has upgraded its 2023 GDP growth forecast for Ukraine to 4.5% while praising the “remarkable resilience” of the country’s wartime economy. The new figure is a significant increase on the earlier forecast of growth between one and three percent. Speaking in Polish capital Warsaw on November 10 following a meeting with […]

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Putin’s chilling warning: Ukraine will have “a week left to live” if West ends military aid

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has warned that Ukraine would have “a week left to live” if the country’s Western partners stopped the delivery of weapons. Speaking at the annual Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi on October 5, Putin claimed Ukraine’s ability to defend itself against Russia’s ongoing invasion was entirely dependent on the support of […]

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UN investigator: Russian state media may be guilty of “inciting genocide” in Ukraine

United Nations investigators probing alleged Russian war crimes in Ukraine have warned that rhetoric broadcast by the Russian media could qualify as incitement to genocide. In a September 25 address to the UN Human Rights Council, the leader of the UN’s Commission of Inquiry investigative team, Erik Mose, spoke of his concern over allegations of […]

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NATO chief Stoltenberg: “If Ukrainians stop fighting, their country will no longer exist”

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has called on the West to prepare for a long war and warned that Ukraine is fighting for national survival. In an interview with Germany’s Funke media group published on September 17, the NATO leader argued for an increase in German military spending while cautioning that there will be no […]

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UNESCO adds Ukrainian heritage sites to “in danger” list over Russian bombing threat

Three of Ukraine’s most important heritage sites have been added to UNESCO’s official List of World Heritage in Danger amid mounting fears over Russia’s widespread bombing of Ukrainian cultural landmarks and civilian targets. The decision to list Kyiv’s St. Sophia Cathedral and Pechersk Lavra monastery complex along with the historic center of Lviv was taken […]

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Survey: 58% of Ukrainian companies expect to see positive business dynamics in 2024

The new Business Forecasts for 2024 survey conducted by Ukraine’s European Business Association (EBA) has identified a range of positive indicators that point to growing confidence within the Ukrainian business community despite Russia’s ongoing invasion. Released on 11 September, the survey found that more than half of respondents (58%), expect to see their business develop […]

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UN Special Rapporteur: Torture of Ukrainian captives is Russian “state policy”

Russia is engaging in the torture of Ukrainian civilians and prisoners of war as part of a systematic, state-sponsored policy, according to a new report by the UN’s Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. “The volume of credible allegations of torture and other inhumane acts that are being […]