Category Archives: Ukraine

Press Releases & News from Ukraine distributed via EuropaWire

EBRD Invests €2.5 Million in Kyiv Medical University for New Campus Amidst Ukrainian Conflict

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is allocating €2.5 million to Kyiv Medical University (KMU) to establish a new campus in Poland, providing critical support amidst the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. With a strategic focus on … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall to Establish Ammunition Plant in Ukraine, Strengthening Defense Partnership

(IN BRIEF) Europe’s leading ammunition manufacturer, Rheinmetall, has announced plans to open a new plant in Ukraine through a joint venture with a local partner, aiming to produce a significant quantity of 155mm caliber bullets annually. The memorandum of understanding, … Read the full press release

EU-Funded Reconstruction Provides Housing for Displaced Ukrainians

(IN BRIEF) Under the “EU Support for Urgent Housing Needs for Internally Displaced Persons in Ukraine” initiative, a former boarding school dormitory in Kivertsi has been efficiently reconstructed to offer housing for displaced Ukrainians. With funding from the EU and … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Donates €100,000 to Olena Zelenska Foundation in Support of Ukrainian War Victims

(IN BRIEF) Düsseldorf-based technology group Rheinmetall has pledged a donation of 100,000 euros to the Olena Zelenska Foundation in Kyiv, supporting humanitarian efforts for victims of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine. The foundation, led by Olena Zelenska, wife … Read the full press release

EBRD Sets Investment Record of €2.1 Billion in Ukraine for 2023, Focusing on Recovery and Reconstruction

(IN BRIEF) In 2023, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) marked a significant increase in investments in Ukraine, deploying a record €2.1 billion, following €1.7 billion in 2022. The EBRD’s investment efforts were directed toward supporting Ukraine’s recovery … Read the full press release

Enea Releases Report on Mobile Device Tracking in Modern Warfare, Highlighting Risks and Implications

(IN BRIEF) In its groundbreaking report, “Location Tracking on the Battlefield: Phones Under Fire,” Enea provides a comprehensive overview of various methods employed to gain military intelligence through tracking mobile devices on the battlefield, focusing on Ukraine. The report addresses … Read the full press release

EBRD Achieves Record Investments of €13.1 Billion in 2023, Focusing on Green Economy and Crisis Response

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced a significant milestone by delivering a record €13.1 billion in investments in 2023, marking a year of achievements and challenges. The bank reported record levels of investments, green financing, … Read the full press release

EU’s €3 Million Injection Powers Energy Efficiency in Ukrainian Public Buildings

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has allocated €3 million to the Ukrainian government as part of the EIB Ukraine Solidarity Urgent Response package. The funds will be used to implement energy-saving renovations in 18 public healthcare and educational … Read the full press release

Empowering Ukrainian children with IT skills through Star for Life Ukraine

(IN BRIEF) In a time marked by disruptions in education for over 5.3 million children due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, Star For Life Ukraine, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to promoting informal tech education. The aim is to … Read the full press release

BAE Systems and AMS Collaborate to Provide Artillery Systems Support in Ukraine

(IN BRIEF) BAE Systems and AMS Integrated Solutions Ltd have entered into an agreement to jointly offer specialized support for artillery systems used in Ukraine, particularly those produced by BAE Systems. This partnership aims to provide repair and support services … Read the full press release

Crisis-Resilient Partnership: EBRD Grants €150 Million Loan to Ukrenergo for Ukraine’s Energy Security Amid Ongoing Conflict

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a €150 million sovereign-backed loan to Ukraine’s electricity transmission company, Ukrenergo, as part of a comprehensive effort to support Ukraine’s energy security amidst the ongoing conflict with Russia. … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank Welcomes EU Accession Negotiations with Ukraine, Moldova, and Candidate Status for Georgia

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) applauds the European Council’s decision to initiate EU accession negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova, while also granting candidate country status to Georgia. EIB President Werner Hoyer emphasizes the positive impact of enlargement on … Read the full press release

Ukraine Receives €133 Million from European Investment Bank to Repair Damaged Hydro Power Plants

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has disbursed €133 million to Ukraine for the Hydro Power Plants Rehabilitation Project, carried out by Ukrhydroenergo, the country’s largest hydropower generating company. This funding aims to support the restoration and repair of … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Wins €142 Million Contract to Supply Artillery Ammunition to Support Ukraine

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall, a Düsseldorf-based tech enterprise, has secured a significant order to provide artillery ammunition in support of Ukraine’s defensive efforts. The contract, valued at approximately €142 million, involves the supply of tens of thousands of 155mm artillery shells, … Read the full press release

Vestas and DTEK Collaborate to Expand Tyligulska Wind Project in Ukraine

(IN BRIEF) In a significant move during COP28, Vestas and DTEK have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance the second phase of the Tyligulska wind project in southern Ukraine. This MOU outlines their intention to develop an additional … Read the full press release

Sweco’s Expertise to Bolster Drinking Water Infrastructure in Ukraine

(IN BRIEF) Sweco, an engineering and architecture firm, is collaborating with Kremenchuk City Council and its water company to enhance the potable water supply for the city’s 220,000 inhabitants in Ukraine. Funded by Swedfund, the project aims to improve water … Read the full press release

EIB Launches Regional Hub in Kyiv and Commits €450 Million to Support Ukraine’s Recovery and Resilience Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) President Werner Hoyer and Vice-President Teresa Czerwińska visited Kyiv to reaffirm the EIB’s commitment to Ukraine. During the visit, they inaugurated the EIB Regional Hub for Eastern Europe in Kyiv, strengthening support for … Read the full press release

EBRD Lends €200 Million to Naftogaz for Strategic Gas Reserves, Bolstering Ukraine’s Energy Security Amidst Conflict

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is extending a €200 million loan to Ukraine’s state-owned gas entity, Naftogaz (NAK), to support the establishment of strategic gas reserves during the second winter heating season since the Russian … Read the full press release

AFRY Advocates Collaborative Efforts for Ukraine’s Reconstruction at ReBuild Ukraine Conference

(IN BRIEF) Global engineering and advisory firm AFRY recently participated in the 3rd International exhibition and conference ReBuild Ukraine powered by Energy in Warsaw, Poland. During the event, AFRY emphasized the need for collaborative efforts across sectors to facilitate Ukraine’s … Read the full press release

Czech and Ukrainian Police Disrupt Prolific Phishing Gang Defrauding Victims Across Europe

(IN BRIEF) Czech and Ukrainian police, with support from Europol and Eurojust, have dismantled a prolific phishing gang responsible for defrauding victims across Europe of tens of millions of euros. The criminal group, which primarily targeted Czech victims, conducted voice … Read the full press release

EIB Partners with Kyiv to Transform Urban Electric Transport System and Reduce Russian Dependency

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the city of Kyiv have signed a cooperation agreement to provide strategic advisory services for the transformation of Kyiv’s urban electric transport system. The partnership, supported by a €480,000 technical assistance grant … Read the full press release

U.S. Commits $1 Million to Eurojust’s ICPA in Support of Ukraine Aggression Prosecution

(IN BRIEF) The U.S. Department of State has pledged USD 1 million to support the International Centre for the Prosecution of the Crime of Aggression Against Ukraine (ICPA), hosted at Eurojust. Eurojust, the European Union’s agency for judicial cooperation in … Read the full press release

Ukraine Awards Rheinmetall Contract for Leopard 1 Systems and Support Services

(IN BRIEF) The Ukrainian government has entered into a contract with Rheinmetall, a German defense company, for the procurement of Leopard 1 systems. The contract includes 25 main battle tanks (Leopard 1A5), five armored recovery vehicles (Bergepanzer 2), and two … Read the full press release

German Government Awards Rheinmetall Contract for €400 Million Military Aid Package to Ukraine

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall has secured a contract from the German government to supply Ukraine with 100,000 rounds of 120mm mortar ammunition as part of a €400 million military aid package. The order, valued in the lower-three-digit million-euro range, will be … Read the full press release

Eurojust Coordinates Crackdown on International Online Fraud Network

(IN BRIEF) Eurojust, at the request of Swiss authorities, has organized a series of actions against an online fraud network operating in multiple EU Member States, Georgia, and Ukraine. The investigation into this investment scam began in October 2019, revealing … Read the full press release

Edelvika: From Filter Bags to Fashion – Ukrainian Clothing Manufacturer’s Path to Success Amid Challenges

(IN BRIEF) Edelvika, a Ukrainian clothing and textile manufacturer, has undergone a remarkable transformation from primarily producing filter bags to focusing on fashion-related products, particularly traditional embroidered blouses called vyshyvanka. Despite the challenges posed by the war in Ukraine, the … Read the full press release

EBRD Achieves €3 Billion Investment Target to Support Ukraine Amidst Russian Conflict

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has successfully met its goal of deploying €3 billion in financing to Ukraine’s real economy in 2022-23 to mitigate the effects of the ongoing conflict with Russia. The investment focuses … Read the full press release

Multilateral Development Banks Collaborate to Simplify Procurement for Ukraine’s Reconstruction

(IN BRIEF) Four multilateral development banks, including the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the World Bank, have agreed to harmonize their procurement practices for public … Read the full press release

Empowering Ukraine’s Youth: DHL and SOS Children’s Villages Forge New Partnership

(IN BRIEF) DHL Group and SOS Children’s Villages Ukraine have entered into a partnership to support young people facing socio-economic challenges due to poverty, conflict, or displacement. The GoTeach program, initiated by DHL, aims to empower youth by providing early … Read the full press release

ÖBB Rail Cargo Group and Ukrainian Railways Test New TransFER Route for Intermodal Freight Transport

(IN BRIEF) ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) in partnership with Ukrainian Railways (UZ) has launched the TransFER Vienna-Kyiv route, connecting Ukraine to RCG’s intermodal network, TransNET. The inaugural test train successfully transported non-craneable semi-trailers carrying building materials from Kyiv to … Read the full press release

University of Warwick Strengthens Ties with Ukraine Through Educational Leadership Program

(IN BRIEF) The University of Warwick has solidified its connections with Ukraine by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ukrainian Leadership Academy and Ukraine’s Ministry of Education and Science. This agreement, signed by Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor of the … Read the full press release

EIB and UN Agencies Team Up to Drive Climate and Social Projects Worldwide

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and five United Nations (UN) institutions have signed an agreement to enhance their collaboration on projects aimed at achieving Sustainable Development Goals. This agreement allows the EIB to directly finance technical assistance and … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Supplies Ukraine with Advanced Mobile Field Hospital Worth €9 Million

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall has fulfilled its contract to provide Ukraine with a cutting-edge mobile field hospital, following an agreement with the German Ministry of Defence in September 2022. Valued at approximately €9 million, this state-of-the-art hospital consists of 32 beds, … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall to Supply 40 Additional Marder Infantry Fighting Vehicles to Ukraine

(IN BRIEF) The German government has awarded Rheinmetall a contract to deliver an additional 40 Marder infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) to Ukraine. The order, placed in August 2023, is valued at a high double-digit million-euro sum. Rheinmetall is actively refurbishing … Read the full press release

Ukrainian Siblings Transform Family Yeast Business into Global Success Story

(IN BRIEF) Ukrainian siblings, Olena and Rostyslav Vovk, have transformed their family business, Enzym Group, from a Soviet-era yeast plant into a modern, diversified company. Enzym Group is now a market leader in the yeast industry and produces yeast food … Read the full press release

Egis Oversees Capital Repair of Bridge Crossings in Eastern Ukraine

(IN BRIEF) Egis experts are playing a crucial role in supervising the technical aspects of capital repairs for several bridge crossings in the Chernihiv, Kharkiv, and Kyiv regions of Ukraine. One of the severely affected bridges across the Desna River … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Partners with Blau-Gelben Kreuz to Aid Children in Chernivtsi, Ukraine with €20,000 Donation

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall AG, a global corporation from Düsseldorf, has pledged €20,000 to aid displaced families and children in Chernivtsi, a partner city of Düsseldorf. The donation will be channeled through the German NGO, Blau-Gelben Kreuz / Deutsch-Ukrainischer Verein e.V. … Read the full press release

Improved Cross-Border Connections: European Commission and EIB Advocate European Track Gauge Implementation

(IN BRIEF) A study conducted by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) suggests that implementing the European track gauge on lines to Lviv and Chișinău would be a crucial first step in enhancing connections between Poland and … Read the full press release

EBRD Supports Dnipro City with €25 Million Loan for Essential Services Amid Refugee Influx

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has provided a €25 million loan to Dnipro City in Ukraine to support the continuous provision of vital municipal services. Dnipro, Ukraine’s fourth-largest city, has experienced an influx of refugees … Read the full press release

EBRD and Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth Strengthen Collaboration on Gender Equality and Small Business Support

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth have announced an expansion of their collaboration on gender equality, small business support, and digital transformation. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the organizations … Read the full press release