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Now is the Time to Invest in Ukraine's Resilient Business Environment, EBA Says

Kyiv Post speaks to Executive Director of the European Business Association, Anna Derevyanko, about the challenges – and the opportunities – of investing in Ukraine.

Nov. 15, 2023

When it comes to investing in Ukraine, “I think it’s really important not to miss the train,” says Anna Derevyanko, Executive Director of the European Business Association (EBA).

“Look, it really is necessary to say that business life continues in Ukraine because we see 100% of our members are either fully or partially operational,” says Derevyanko.

Ukraine’s economy is already showing positive signs with the International Monetary Fund this month raising its economic growth outlook to 2%.

“It means that it’s possible to make business and earn money, make profits in the current situation.”

But even with Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine ongoing, Derevyanko says that investors shouldn’t be put off and now is the time to at least “prepare.”

“When the war will end, and the reconstruction process starts, you will be in a strong position by being there and having laid out the groundwork to capitalize on the opportunities faster than others just entering the market,” she says.