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PRESS RELEASE : Kyrylo Tymoshenko and the UK Ambassador discussed plans to restore and rebuild Ukraine after the war

The press release issued by the President of Ukraine on 21 June 2022.

Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko met with Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Ukraine Melinda Simmons.

Kyrylo Tymoshenko thanked for the strong and consistent support of the British government to the Ukrainian people in their struggle for independence.

The Deputy Head of the Office of the President noted that today one of the key issues for the de-occupied territories of our country is demining. Accordingly, support from foreign partners in the form of equipment for the State Emergency Service of Ukraine is extremely important.

Assistance in the form of fuel and lubricants is also important today, as there is a shortage of fuel due to Russia’s constant missile strikes at Ukrainian refineries.

“Pursuant to the instruction of the President of Ukraine, we monitor all the destruction of infrastructure due to the war to have information on each destroyed or damaged object. The National Council for the Reconstruction of Ukraine, established by the President, is currently working out formal mechanisms to record the damage caused by the war,” Kyrylo Tymoshenko said.

He informed Melinda Simmons about the Plan of Recovery and Modernization of Ukraine developed pursuant to the President’s instruction, which will be implemented with the help of Western partners after the victory.

In addition, Kyrylo Tymoshenko reminded of the fast recovery plan, which provides for the restoration of housing infrastructure so that people can return home, as well as educational institutions, critical medical facilities, water, electricity and heat supply networks.

The Deputy Head of the Office of the President noted that in order to implement all these plans, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Head of the Office of the President Andriy Yermak are negotiating with partner countries and working actively to establish direct cooperation between local governments and partner countries.

“We are preparing a memorandum on practical assistance from the association of Europe’s largest cities – Eurocities. We also promote the interaction of our cities with associations of cities in different European countries. In addition, we involve international organizations such as UNICEF, etc. in the implementation of reconstruction projects,” he said.

Kyrylo Tymoshenko emphasized that Ukraine very much hopes for the support of Great Britain in the reconstruction of the city of Kyiv and the Kyiv region, which is one of the most affected by the war.

For her part, Melinda Simmons noted that such substantive meetings give a clear understanding of the preparations for the reconstruction of Ukraine after the war.

The Ambassador stressed that Great Britain will be as actively involved in the process of rebuilding Ukraine as it supports our country during the war politically, financially and militarily.