The Ministry of Infrastructure initiated a meeting with the Association of Ukrainian Cities. The meeting was attended by the team of the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development headed by Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine - Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development, and representatives of 42 communities from all regions of Ukraine.
Participants of the meeting discussed the restoration of regions affected by russian aggression and the allocation of funds for regional reconstruction projects. Particular attention was paid to the cooperation of the regions with the State Agency for the Restoration and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine.
"Even despite the hostilities, Ukraine needs to rebuild and it is extremely important to be united by a common vision of the country's future. It is critical to maintain balance and unity in approaches to recovery and to seek compromises. Today's meeting is a direct evidence that despite the acute issues of discussion, we are able to hear each other and move towards victory together," said Oleksandr Kubrakov.
The conversation also focused on attracting and using investments, cooperation with governmental and non-governmental organisations and international financial institutions.
"It is significant to involve communities in the recovery and give them the right to choose the path of post-war recovery. The Ministry consistently supports the decentralisation reform and proposes relevant legislative initiatives, in particular on the use of the State Regional Development Fund," said Oleksandr Kubrakov.
According to the Minister, the main priorities are to provide citizens with access to basic services and restore critical infrastructure, including heat and water supply.