Metallurgical plant Interpipe Steel in Dnipro was visited by members of the Supervisory Board of the Yalta European Strategy (YES): its head, President of Poland Alexander Kwasniewski (1995-2005), ex-Foreign Minister of Sweden, ex-Prime Minister of Sweden Carl Bildt; Vice President of Havas Group, Executive Co-Chairman of Havas Worldwide Stefan Fuchs; also Victor Pinchuk, founder of YES, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and the EastOne group.
Against the backdrop of military escalation by the Russian Federation, the leaders of the Yalta European Strategy expressed strong support for the Ukrainian people and Ukraine, its territorial integrity and the right of official Kiev to determine the course of development, the press service of the Ukrainian industrial company Interpipe Viktor Pinchuk said includes Interpipe Steel.
Foreign guests and the main shareholder of the enterprise expressed confidence that international solidarity will help Ukraine at this difficult moment to follow the path it has chosen.
“It is very important to show the whole world and, of course, Ukraine, that Ukrainian business is here in Ukraine. For us, Ukraine is our only Motherland, the only thing that is important to us. This is the place where we invest, the place that we will fight for together. Ukrainian business will be here, will invest, will help,” Viktor Pinchuk said.
The Yalta European Strategy (YES) is a platform created in 2004 to discuss Ukraine's European future in a global context. The forum got its name due to the fact that from 2004 to 2013 the annual meetings of YES were held in a symbolic place - the Livadia Palace in Yalta.
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