April 17, 2024

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More than sixty countries are expected to attend the conference on the restructuring of the country

More than sixty countries are expected to attend the conference on the restructuring of the country

Cover Image: Graduates of a high school dance in front of the Palace of Culture, destroyed by a Russian strike, on the last day of school of the year, June 17, 2023, in Derhachi, Kharkiv region (Ukraine). STRINGER/REUTERS

  • Officials from more than 60 countries and heads of hundreds of major global corporations are expected to attend a second international conference on Ukraine’s reconstruction in London on Wednesday and Thursday, Downing Street announced Saturday. More than a year after the war began, the World Bank estimated Ukraine’s immediate needs at $14 billion (12.77 million euros).. But recovering the country’s economy is expected to cost 441 billion dollars (just 402 billion euros), according to a recent study.
  • Ukraine will not be prioritized for its NATO accession process, U.S. President Joe Biden said on Saturday that he has pledged to Ukraine “Meet all criteria” To achieve this. In addition, Kyiv will not be invited to join the alliance at its next summit in Lithuania on July 11-12. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday.
  • A group of African heads of state met Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg on Saturday. Towards the start of peace talks between Moscow and Kiev. Following the meeting, Russia outlined an African plan to end the war in Ukraine. Very difficult to implement ยป. “African leaders and Mr Putin have expressed their political will to continue dialogue”, Especially within the framework of the Russia-Africa summit, planned for the end of July in St. Petersburg, however, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
  • On Friday, a delegation of these same African heads of state met with Volodymyr Zelensky at Kew.. The Ukrainian president again rejected any talks with Moscow. “I made it clear during our meeting today that negotiating with Russia now, when the aggressor is on our land, means a cold war, cold pain and suffering.”he said.
  • Official flood figures have been revised upwards. 16 people died and 31 are missing following the destruction of the Khakovka dam on the Dnieper river last week, kyiv reported on Saturday. Russia, for its part, raised the death toll to 29 in areas under its control in southern Ukraine.
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