Zelensky explains why it’s difficult to attract investors to activities in eastern Ukraine
President Volodymyr Zelensky says it is very difficult to attract investors to activities in areas along the contact line because they do not want to risk capital.
He said this at a press conference in Kyiv on May 20, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“It is very difficult to attract investors, believe me, they do not want to risk capital; unfortunately, we have risky areas along the contact line … But we held the forum in Donbas, namely in Mariupol [in 2019], so that investors come and see that it is safe there,” Zelensky said.
He added that in order to solve the problem of emigration of young people from the government-controlled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, enterprises should open there, and for this, it is necessary to end the war and continue to build infrastructure.
Earlier, the Ministry for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories reported that the Economic Development Strategy of Donetsk and Luhansk Regions should enter into force on January 1, 2022 to promote the development of business and territorial communities. Among the proposed measures for investors is insurance against military and political risks.