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Martin Fornusek

Senior News Editor

Martin Fornusek is a news editor at the Kyiv Independent. He has previously worked as a news content editor at the media company Newsmatics and is a contributor to Euromaidan Press. He was also volunteering as an editor and translator at the Czech-language version of Ukraïner. Martin studied at Masaryk University in Brno, Czechia, holding a bachelor's degree in security studies and history and a master's degree in conflict and democracy studies.

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Ukrainians have purchased $25 billion in domestic government bonds since start of full-scale war

Ukrainians have purchased $25 billion in domestic government bonds since start of full-scale war

by Martin Fornusek

"Thanks to the funds raised from domestic government bonds, we were able to finance more than 200 days of our security and defense, which is equivalent to 15% of Ukraine's GDP (gross domestic product) in 2023. Investments in government bonds have become the second largest source of financing for the State Budget after international aid," Finance Minister Serhii Marchenko said.

German FM in Kyiv: Germany's air defense initiative collects close to 1 billion euros

German FM in Kyiv: Germany's air defense initiative collects close to 1 billion euros

by Martin Fornusek

Upon her arrival, Baerbock underscored Ukraine's need for air defenses to help repel Russian aerial attacks. "That's why, together with Defense Minister (Boris) Pistorius, I launched a global initiative for more air defense. Almost a billion euros have now been raised to provide additional support for the Ukrainian air defense forces, and we are working intensively to ensure that there is even more," she said.

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