FRANCE 24 spoke to Evgenia Kara-Murza, the wife of Vladimir Kara-Murza, a Russian opposition activist who was recently sentenced to 25 years in jail by a Moscow court for "high treason" because of his outspoken criticism of the war in Ukraine. Kara-Murza sent a message to her jailed husband: she will "never stop fighting" for him.
In the city of Antakya in southern Turkey, which was heavily damaged by the devastating February 6 twin earthquakes, the Turkish government has made an ambitious pledge: to rebuild – better – in a year. But residents there remain sceptical. Not only do homes need rebuilding, but those who live there must have jobs to return to as well. Our correspondents Shona Bhattacharyya, Ludovic de Foucaud and Hussein Assad report from the quake-damaged region.
Russian forces continue to wage war across Ukraine, but Volodymyr Zelensky's government is already looking ahead to the task of rebuilding. The European Commission and World Bank predict that this could come with a price tag of some $350 billion.
French companies have gathered in Paris to talk about Ukraine's reconstruction efforts during and after the war. But another country could take center stage during the rebuilding phase.
12 Sep 2022
As the war in Ukraine goes on, the cost of rebuilding the country and its economy mounts up dramatically. A detailed new report puts a figure on the damage: more than one-third of a trillion US dollars.
18 Jun 2022
Although fierce fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, people in the Kyiv region are already starting to rebuild, two and a half months after the withdrawal of Russian troops. The Ukrainian government estimates the cost of damage at more than $100 billion nationwide. Kyiv is looking for massive investment and aid from international allies, but also wants Russia to foot the bill. FRANCE 24's Catherine Norris Trent, Pauline Godart and Wassim Daly report.
28 May 2022
Young Ukrainians who experienced the war have been invited to meet the powerful at the World Economic Forum and reflect on what they saw. They are committed and looking to the future, reports Manuela Kasper-Claridge.
22 Jul 2017
Wike flags off reconstruction of 175 schools in Rivers.