Ukraine presented to the world a plan for the restoration of the country; The head of military intelligence, Kirill Budanov, is convinced that the war will end next year. Perild.com highlights the main events of yesterday.
Named the amount necessary for the restoration of Ukraine
Ukraine’s recovery plan is estimated at $750 billion. Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said that the Ukrainian authorities expect to use mainly confiscated Russian assets for this. The frozen assets of the Russian Federation, according to various estimates, range from 300 to 500 billion dollars.
Denys Shmyhal also said that the post-war restoration of Ukraine will be carried out in three stages, which include the implementation of thousands of projects. He said this in the Swiss city of Lugano, where a conference on the restoration of Ukraine is being held. According to him, the first stage is the restoration of critical facilities. The second stage is the restoration of basic infrastructure – schools, hospitals, housing.
Kirill Budanov predicted the end of the war in Ukraine
The first victories of Ukraine over the Russian invaders should be expected in August this year. This was stated by the head of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense Kirill Budanov. He declined to reveal details, but predicted that the end of the war with Russia should be Ukraine’s withdrawal to its borders in 1991. This, according to Budanov, could happen as early as next year.
British intelligence named the next target of the Russian Federation
The troops of the Russian Federation after the capture of Lisichansk, Luhansk region, will probably try to establish control over the Donetsk region. This was reported by British intelligence. Intelligence also noted that the fight for Donbass was “stubborn and exhausting”, and this is unlikely to change in the coming weeks.
London intends to become a leader in the restoration of the post-war Ukrainian economy
Next year the UK will host a conference dedicated to the reconstruction of Ukraine. This was stated by British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. Members of the British government also intend to sit on a supervisory board to help coordinate Ukraine and its reconstruction allies. A focal point office will be opened in London.
In turn, the European Investment Bank (EIB) is proposing a financing structure for the recovery of Ukraine, which was previously used during the COVID-19 pandemic. The EU-Ukraine Trust Fund (EU GTF) will seek to receive initial contributions of 20 billion euros from the Commonwealth countries and the EU budget in the form of grants, loans and guarantees.
Gas prices rise in Europe
On the ICE Futures platform, the exchange price of gas exceeded $1,700 per thousand cubic meters. m. The cost of the August futures at the TTF hub in the Netherlands increased by 5.55%, reaching €1,566.85 per 1 MWh, or $1,709.79 per thousand cubic meters. m, taking into account the current rate, according to the data of the ICE exchange.
Ukraine plans to significantly increase the capacity of “green” energy
During a conference in Lugano, Switzerland on Monday, July 4, a plan for the construction of 30 GW of “green” energy in Ukraine until 2032 was presented. According to the plan, 130 billion dollars of investments are needed for the restoration, energy independence and the “green” course of the Ukrainian energy sector. In addition, the plan includes investments in smart grids (Smart Grids) to improve the efficiency of energy transmission and distribution.
Ukraine planted a flag on Zmeiny Island
Ukrainian servicemen planted the flag of Ukraine on Zmeiny Island in the Black Sea. The territory of the island was returned under the jurisdiction of Ukraine. The military operation to liberate the southern regions continues.
Prime Minister of Sweden visited Ukraine
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson, who is visiting Ukraine. thanked Andersson for solidarity with the Ukrainians and support for Ukraine’s course towards joining the EU. Before that, Magdalena Andersson visited Bucha and Borodyanka in the Kyiv region, which were under Russian occupation.
Zelensky congratulated Biden and all the people of the United States on the country’s Independence Day
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky congratulated US President Joe Biden and the entire American people on the country’s Independence Day. US Independence Day is a US public holiday observed annually on July 4th and is a federal holiday. The holiday is established in honor of the United States Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom of Great Britain, signed on July 4, 1776.
Uzbek authorities make concessions to protesters
The Parliament of Uzbekistan will not abolish the sovereign status of the Republic of Karakalpakstan. The corresponding decision was made against the backdrop of protests that broke out in Karakalpakstan at the end of last week. Also, the Parliament of Uzbekistan extended the period for nationwide discussion of the draft law, which is planned to amend the Constitution, until July 15.
Data on one billion citizens stolen in China
In China, unknown hackers hacked into the database of the Shanghai police and put up for sale the data of about a billion people in the country. Experts called it the biggest data breach in the history of the country. The scale of the leak caused shock among cybersecurity experts and various speculations about the veracity of the hackers’ statement.
The world is facing a new wave of pandemic
The head of Pfizer, Albert Burla, announced the approach of a new wave of coronavirus and called for revaccination to reduce the risk of hospitalization and death. He noted that each country has its own developments regarding vaccination, so he does not make any recommendations to governments, but only provides information and data.
Life in Turkey in June rose by 175.55 percent
In Turkey, the rapid growth of inflation continues – in June this figure increased to 78.62 percent. The cost of transport and food has risen especially sharply. Purchase prices increased by almost 138 percent year on year (plus 6.8 percent compared to May). Energy prices are also rising, including against the backdrop of Russian armed aggression in Ukraine.
Finland and Sweden complete NATO membership talks
Further, the members of the Alliance must sign the protocols on the accession of countries. Accession protocols will be sent to all NATO countries for ratification in accordance with their national procedures. Both countries have officially confirmed their readiness and ability to fulfill the political, legal, military and NATO membership obligations.