Kyiv and Copenhagen to debate twinning settlement –


Kyiv Mayor Vitalii Klitschko has reached out to Copenhagen Mayor Sophie Hæstorp Andersen to debate a twinning settlement between each cities to bolster cooperation.

Primarily based on a proposal from Kyiv, town of Copenhagen’s financial affairs division has ready a draft twinning settlement with the Ukrainian capital, making an exception to its sometimes restrictive stance on such agreements, of which it solely has one with Beijing.

“Copenhagen stands along with Ukrainians and Kyiv. We have now welcomed a number of thousand Ukrainians over the yr and we’re doing every part we will to assist them by means of a tough time,” stated Copenhagen Mayor Sophie Hæstorp Andersen.

“It’s my hope that we will do much more for his or her war-torn homeland by serving to to rebuild Kyiv. On this means, we can assist from one capital to a different, and we will deliver our individuals even nearer collectively”, she added.

Based on the press launch, the Metropolis of Copenhagen is trying into the opportunity of sending workers to Kyiv to assist with reconstruction by means of know-how, development recommendation, and concrete growth and planning. Concrete wants can be mentioned with Kyiv at a later date.

For the settlement to develop into actuality, it have to be formally permitted by Kyiv and endorsed by the Copenhagen Metropolis Council. Initially, the settlement is anticipated to be for a three-year interval.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the scenario within the nation has left a mark on Copenhagen, the place plenty of Ukrainians stay.

Along with serving to with lodging and introduction to Danish society, the municipality additionally supplies daycare and education amenities for Ukrainian youngsters and helps Ukrainians discover jobs.

(Charles Szumski |

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