Russian invaders ruined dozens of businesses in Kyiv Oblast

8 July, 11:42 PM
A man walks by the destroyed residential buildings in Irpin, Kyiv Oblast (Photo:REUTERS/Marko Djurica)

A man walks by the destroyed residential buildings in Irpin, Kyiv Oblast (Photo:REUTERS/Marko Djurica)

Over 100 private ventures in Kyiv Oblast were damaged by Russian occupation in March, with 44 being completely destroyed, head of Kyiv regional administration Oleksii Kuleba said in a Telegram post on July 7.

“Despite everything, we ought to foster proper conditions for local business to recover and resume operations,” said Kuleba.

“We’re ready for cooperation with, and assistance to entrepreneurs. We’re particularly focused on companies that are relocating from active war zones.”

Kuleba visited one such enterprise –which moved to Kyiv Oblast from another part of Ukraine – on July 7.

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“Today I visited two food companies which remained operational despite the war,” the official added.

“One of them relocated from an area of active fighting.”

According to the Economy Ministry, over 600 companies moved their operations elsewhere in the country by early June, and nearly 400 of them are back online.

Evidence of rampant Russian war crimes became public after Moscow’s troops withdrew from Kyiv Oblast in late March. Enduring almost a month under Russian occupation, Bucha, Irpin, and Hostomel saw hundreds of civilians tortured and killed by the Russian army.

At least 412 bodies of killed civilians have been exhumed in Bucha so far. Nine out of ten of them were executed in cold blood.

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