It's a nice idea, but from what I understand it's basically PM Smyhal's office putting this out there and hoping the named countries will go along with it.
Also, Khersonites, your city is going to end up with the biggest bikepath in the world and 6 Ikeas. Prepare yourselves ;)
your city is going to end up with the biggest bikepath in the world and 6 Ikeas
... or a bike-through IKEA!
Select the stuff you want on a monitor, bike into it, they'll hook up a bike trailer to your bike, you ride to the end, pay and show ID + enter personal info, then bike home, and bring the trailer back within a set time limit.
Having worked in international reconstruction after wars and disasters for 15 years the approach here is refreshing. Generally things do not start happening until after there is a settlement. A lot of time gets wasted and lives are lost while countries waste time on agreeing who helps where and how much.This early start is to be commended.
Kiev will get a modest amount of bike lanes as well! Though they'll all have Range Rovers parked in them and will stop suddenly leaving you with nowhere to go.
I mean, ukraine is pretty flat so i don't think it would be so outrageous if they would become one of the bike capitals of europe
Senkevich is quite often in contact with Danes regarding future rebuilding plans.
As part of the Swedish delegation we'll give you all the flatpack furniture you need*
* some assembly required
Pour Sumy and Kharkiv thou...stroads. Stroads everywhere
Kherson becoming the most beautfiul city in all of ukraine if it's up to us. Rounabouts everywhere, easily accesible public transportation, nice neighbourhoods with sensible roadwork is what we have to offer, if it wasn't already there of course
Kherson won the lottery mate
You say that like it’s a bad thing!
Those countries would be insane not to go with it. This does not mean that they will foot the bill. It means that they will get priority in reconstruction for their companies. Post war reconstruction is lucrative business for all parties included. Marschall's plan was also not a charity. It massively benefited both US and Europe, not just Europe.
This map shows one thing. That countries that helped Ukraine the most relative to their size, whether it is military, financial or taking in refugees help. Also got way more and the most lucrative areas than the rest. It is compensation.
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I support the message, but other than that this is useless right now. It is impossible to evaluate the entity of the damages in many of these cities, and it is unclear why individual nations would take up individual cities instead of a cohesive effort.
For now, focus on weapons shipments to make sure that said rebuildings can actually happen.
It's not useless. It's a way to make things more concrete. For example, in Mykolaiv, Danish representatives are already talking about what the needs in that area are. They can map things out, understand the current infrastructure and begin planning.
People seriously think reconstruction consists of three steps:
But it's a lot more complex than that, and having plans a year in advance is helpful, even if those plans need to be revised. There's so much foreign agencies and investors do not know that starting now makes sense.
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