Sports out of politics 🇬🇧🇺🇦

The image of a country in the international arena is shaped by its economic potential, cultural richness, and political reputation. One of the markers of success is hosting major sporting events, such as the Olympic Games or the World Cup. In addition to attracting investment and developing infrastructure and tourism, organizing international events helps to improve the host country’s political reputation.

War in Ukraine. Day 412. Monthly update 2023, #2. 

‘The full year of war has resulted in more than US$135 billion in direct damage to buildings and Infrastructure,’ indicates the second Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment, jointly developed by the World Bank Group, the Government of Ukraine, the European Commission, and the United Nations. The most affected sectors have been housing (38 percent), transport (26 percent), energy (8 percent), commerce and industry (8 percent), and agriculture (6 percent). 6 regions have sustained the greatest direct damages – Donetsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhi, Kyiv, and Kherson regions.