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Kharkiv looks to challenge eastern Ukraine preconceptions

The city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine has managed to shield itself from the separatist violence in the region and is now redoubling its efforts to attract foreign investment through imaginative cultural offerings and drives to improve transparency and efficiency. Courtney Fingar reports.

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Can Ukraine convince investors of its good news story?

Still troubled, but not without prospects of an economic revival, can Ukraine overcome political instability and bring investors back? Yuri Bender investigates.

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Lviv mayor wants to set standards for Ukraine

Lviv mayor Andriy Sadovyi talks to Courtney Fingar about the city’s collaborative attitude towards governance, its influence on the rest of Ukraine and how the country's political model is potentially changing for the better.

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Lviv's growing pains: why Ukraine's star city is eyeing decentralisation

Lviv in western Ukraine is a tourism hub, enjoys close proximity to the EU border, is a haven for SMEs, and is less reliant upon politically connected oligarch families than its domestic peers. However, it is struggling to break the shackles imposed by central government, as Yuri Bender discovers.

Reforms bring a business-friendly Ukraine

For so long mired in corruption and bureaucratic red tape, in the past three years Ukraine has enacted numerous reforms to improve the climate for doing business. Now, writes Natasha Turak, the battle is on to convince investors that the conflict-affected country is a safe bet.

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Eastern Ukraine fights battle to convince investors

A rust-belt Soviet past, a geography that makes transporting goods expensive and the ongoing conflict with Russia are all hampering eastern Ukraine’s efforts to attract FDI. But cities such as Dnipro and Zaporizhia are committed to dispelling the old perceptions and attracting foreign investment to this resource-rich region, as Yuri Bender reports. 

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Odessa eyes status as Ukraine's Silicon Valley

Known primarily as a holiday destination, Odessa is fast becoming a magnet for tech start-ups. Boasting highly skilled graduates and an entrepreneurial spirit, the port city has an ambition to become Ukraine’s San Francisco. Natasha Turak reports.

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Pokrovsk looks to build a more independent future

For Pokrovsk in Ukraine’s Donetsk region, life goes on despite its proximity to the conflict in the country's east. The city’s priorities include changing energy supply to save money, a move enabled by the government’s decentralisation drive. Mayor Ruslan Trebushkin tells Yuri Bender why budgetary importance is so important to the city.

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Lviv gives Ukraine a European touch

Lviv has both close proximity to and a fondness for Europe. Together with a wealth of talent and favourable labour costs, the city is rapidly becoming a popular location within the EU supply chain, as Natasha Turak reports.

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How Vitali Klitschko is fighting Kiev’s corner

Former boxing champion Vitali Klitschko has his eyes on a new prize. While, as mayor of Kiev, his reforms to boost transparency are local, he hopes they also boost the national perception of Ukraine as a safe place to invest. Courtney Fingar reports.

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