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Igor Bartkiv: From Ukraine to the U.K.

This week, accompanied by LCCI’s Ukrainian project support officer Igor Bartkiv, LCCI's CEO Richard Burge is visiting the capital of Ukraine as part of a delegation from the City of London.

In charge of Ukraine's regional Chamber of Commerce (Ivano-Frankivsk), Igor is also known as a humanitarian leader now serving as a bridge between aid providers here in the U.K. and those who are seeking help back home.

Igor was in the middle of a work trip right here in London when a friend broke “the terrifying news” of Russia's invasion to him. He rushed home the soonest he could and within merely three days, he managed to build a humanitarian hub where volunteers gathered together to save their homeland.

“At its peak, we handled several 20-ton trucks of aid per day and forwarded them to the places most in need.”

Fast-forward to almost a year later, Igor is now working closely with influential organisations like LCCI, NGOs, authorities and refugee associations to ensure support and assistance are readily available to the people in need.

Learn more about Igor's story in our latest issue of London Business Matters, p.22.

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