A. Armonaitė: "Ukraine continues to fight for the freedom of us all"


2023 09 07

Lietuvos ir Ukrainos TVK.JPG

Today, Minister of the Economy and Innovation Aušrinė Armonaitė and Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov agreed to strengthen cooperation in Ukraine's reconstruction and expand the partnership between the two countries in the fields of economy, transport, education and other areas. Lithuania is already contributing to Ukraine's reconstruction with a mobile settlement, a renovated kindergarten and other reconstruction projects.

"We are taking the lead in mobilising the international community, governmental organisations and business to help Ukraine rebuild and become a prosperous, modern and secure country. Lithuania is already involved in reconstruction work and we are planning new projects - in October we will launch a platform to involve Lithuanian companies and organisations in this process on a wider scale. We are also planning significant investments in the reconstruction of Ukraine's critical infrastructure," said Aušrinė Armonaitė, Minister of the Economy and Innovation.   

In October this year, a new catalogue will be launched to provide Lithuanian companies and organisations with all the information they need to invest and participate in Ukraine's reconstruction. It will be a platform for organisations from both countries to establish contacts in the field of investment and reconstruction. It will also provide Lithuanian companies with all the information they need on public procurement. This initiative will strengthen cooperation between the two countries.

Lithuania has been actively involved in reconstruction efforts, with the completion of a mobile settlement project in Borodianka in March this year, where 36 families who lost their homes during the war have moved in. A renovated kindergarten in Irpinė was opened in August and will serve 300 children. A school in Borodianka is also being renovated for 700 young people in grades 1-12. A project to modernise the electricity grid in Mykolaiv has also recently been implemented.

The Central Project Management Agency, together with Lithuanian and Ukrainian architects, has started working on the concept of the Ukrainian School of the Future, which will be available to both Ukrainian institutions and international partners actively involved in Ukraine's reconstruction. Lithuania is also involved in another project - the reconstruction of a school in Mykolaiv.

Our country is also actively supporting Ukraine in the process of Euro-integration. Minister Armonaitė stressed the importance of transferring knowledge and technology to Ukraine, creating a modern investment and business environment, which should stimulate innovation in many sectors, including the defence sector.