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Statistics shows Russia became main investor in Ukraine in 2016

KIEV, March 1. /TASS/. Russian businessmen invested $1.67 bln or 38% of total foreign investments in Ukraine’s economy, Ukrainian state statistics service (Gosstat) said on Wednesday.

Ukraine received $4.4 bln of foreign direct investments in total throughout 2016, up $642 mln year-on-year. Investments of EU countries in Ukraine were $1.9 bln (or about 45% of the total amount).

The most significant investments were made in financial and insurance institutions ($2.8 bln), wholesale and retail trade ($524.9 mln) and industry (475 mln).