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Ukraine premier meets Alex Soros for talks on rebuilding projects, frozen Russian assets

Alex Soros (left) and Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyal. (Photo from Shmyhal;s Facebook page)

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal met with Alexander Soros, the son of billionaire George Soros and chair of the Open Society Foundations, which is planning new projects in Ukraine.

"Open Society Foundations plans to start new projects, so we discussed our priority needs: economic recovery, reconstruction, social sphere," Shmyhal said on his Facebook page.

"The government plans to increase programs to support small and medium businesses, including veterans. Promising are also areas of cooperation such as mining, energy, logistics," he added.

Shmyhal called the meeting "meaningful" and said it also focused on "establishing justice" and using frozen Russian assets to pay in part for the reconstruction of Ukraine.

The meeting comes months after the Open Society Foundations said it plans to lay off as much as 40% of its staff in a strategic shift and end much of its work in Europe. The foundation said, however, that it would maintain its support for Ukraine.

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