Thursday, November 18

Intercity trains will be launched from Kyiv to all regional centers by 2024.

 In addition to the service of fast trains, the Ministry of Infrastructure plans to electrify more than 500 km of railways for the next three years. “This will connect Kyiv with high-speed railways to all regional centers”, said the First Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Vasyl Shkurakov. “We are currently preparing a feasibility study for this project and plan to start its practical implementation next year,” said Shkurakov.

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The newly-elected Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, is ready to support Ukraine’s move towards EU membership. The coalition agreement of the new German government contains a clause stating its readiness to support Ukraine’s movement towards membership in the European Union. The agreement reads, “We will work together with the EU and its Member States to further develop the Eastern Partnership and a market economy. It is also noted that the German government will continue to assist Ukraine in restoring its full territorial integrity and sovereignty”.

A senior EBRD delegation is starting a week-long trip to Ukraine to meet with the country’s authorities and private sector companies. The delegation will include Alain Pilloux, the Vice President of Banking and in charge of Bank lending; and Mark Bowman, the Vice President for Policy and Partnerships.  The visit is to reconfirm the EBRD’s support for Ukraine, its reform agenda, and sustainable development. Discussions will focus on the decarbonization of the Ukrainian economy in line with the country’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution, the development of sustainable infrastructure, and the investment