Ukraine has increased the volume of gas in underground storage facilities up to 19.5 billion cubic meters, which is 4 billion cubic meters more than in the same period last year.
The official Berlin still insists that Ukraine should remain a transit country for Russian gas supplies to Europe even if Nord Stream 2 becomes operational.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has said that the government was not holding any talks with businessman Ihor Kolomoisky on PrivatBank.
The Ukrainian authorities are seeking a compromise with businessman Ihor Kolomoisky over a PrivatBank case, but this move may alienate Kyiv's western partners, Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has told British newspaper Financial Times.
Reforming the labor market, attracting investment in the Ukrainian economy, opening the land market, developing exports and increasing international trade are the main priorities of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine.
A total of 22 investment projects worth UAH 486 million have been implemented in Vinnytsia region since the beginning of 2019, the press service of Vinnytsia Regional State Administration reports.
Ukraine still has a post-Soviet influence on energy that needs to be minimized, so the government's priority over the next few years is to create competition in the energy market, Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has said.
16 September 2019
Ukraine is interested in deepening cooperation with Slovakia on joint control at the state border and in the area of labor migration.
Since the beginning of the 2019/2020 marketing year (MY), Ukraine has exported 11.1 million tonnes of grain crops, which is 3.8 million tonnes more than in the same period of the last MY, the press service of the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry reports.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has assured that Ukraine and Slovakia will make every effort to ensure uninterrupted gas supply to Europe.
Slovakia considers Nord Stream 2 a project that, in addition to economic goals, pursues political goals, Slovak President Zuzana Caputova has said.
The European Commission has confirmed that the talks between the European Commission, Ukraine and Russia on the transit of Russian gas to European consumers across the territory of Ukraine will take place on Thursday, September 19.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk has announced the intention of the authorities to hold a large investment forum in Mariupol (Donetsk region) on October 29.
The development of exports of Ukrainian goods is a priority for the government.
Ukraine's public debt payments in 2020 will amount to about UAH 438.1 billion, including UAH 145.2 billion to be used to service the debt, the press service of the Ukrainian Finance Ministry has reported, referring to the draft law on Ukraine's state budget for 2020.
Ukraine plans to borrow about UAH 380 billion (about $15.3 billion) next year.
The draft law on Ukraine's state budget for 2020 has already been submitted to the Verkhovna Rada.
14 September 2019
The Ukrainian authorities are currently considering a project to unite the waterways from the Black Sea to the Baltic Sea.
Fitch Ratings has upgraded National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz's long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating (IDR) to 'B' from 'B-'. The outlook is positive.
13 September 2019
Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk and President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinisto discussed the investment climate in Ukraine, as well as the exchange of experience on reforms, in particular in the education sector.
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have begun joint work on a new program of cooperation, according to the NBU press service.
The Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine has discussed with the World Bank the possibility of expanding the portfolio of investment projects and opening directions for investments in municipal solid waste management.
In January-August 2019, UAH 15.4 billion in revenues from taxes collected in Donetsk region were transferred to the consolidated budget of Ukraine, which is 4.5% more than in the relevant period last year.
In the global ranking of economic freedom, Ukraine has climbed three positions, but still remains the only European country in the category of least-free nations.
In August 2019, Ukraine’s imports of electricity made up 311.4 million kWh, while exports reached 490 million kWh, according to the press service of NPC Ukrenergo.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky calls on foreign investors to enter the Ukrainian market and promises them personal guarantees of protection.
Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has stated that Ukraine intends to integrate into the European energy market in 2025.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk has met with a delegation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), led by EBRD Vice President Alain Pilloux.
12 September 2019
Nord Stream 2 poses a threat to the whole of Europe, and its evaluation as a purely commercial project may cost European partners much in the future, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.
Ukraine’s low-cost airline SkyUp Airlines has announced the launch of new flights to Sharjah (UAE) from Lviv, Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv from October 2019, according to the airline's press service.
Head of Ukraine's High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC) Olena Tanasevych has met with representatives of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the court has said on its Facebook page.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk congratulates the Infrastructure Ministry on the beginning of the first competitions for port concession and notes that the Government is set to strengthen the practice of public-private partnership in infrastructure.
The Council of the European Union has adopted a decision to extend EU sanctions over actions against the territorial integrity of Ukraine until March 15, 2020, according to the Council’s press release.
Revenues of the general fund of the state budget in January-August 2019 grew by 7.7% compared with the relevant period last year, up to UAH 594.1 billion, according to the press service of the Finance Ministry.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine may approve the model of separation of the gas transmission system from the NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine” until the next round of trilateral gas talks scheduled for September 19.
Since the start of 2019, volumes of gas transit through the territory of Ukraine have grown by 2%, up to 59.5 billion cubic meters, the press service of JSC Ukrtransgaz has reported.
Ukraine for eight months of 2019 pumped 9.6 billion cubic meters of natural gas into underground gas storage facilities, which is 33% more than in the same period last year, according to the company’s press service.
Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Dmytro Dubilet has promised to halve the amount of paper used by the Ukrainian government.
The Verkhovna Rada approved the bill, No.1063, on amendments to the Budget Code of Ukraine on the sources of financing of the State Road Fund.
PrivatBank's net profit amounted to UAH 25.8 billion in January-August 2019, which is three times higher than in the relevant period last, the bank has said in a press release available to Ukrinform.
The Verkhovna Rada at the first reading approved a bill on introducing amendments to some laws to improve the procedure of financial restructuring in Ukraine.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has allocated UAH 100,000 to each of 35 sailors and political prisoners who were released as a result of a Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap on September 7.
11 September 2019
The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has announced the launch of a new route from Lviv to Budapest from April 2020.
The mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has arrived in Ukraine to discuss cooperation, Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has said.
The Verkhovna Rada approved at first reading bill No.1059 “On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine on promoting investment activity in Ukraine”.
As of September 11, 19 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas was pumped into Ukraine’s underground gas storage facilities.
The Finance Ministry of Ukraine attracted UAH 16.5 billion to the state budget as a result of the sale of government domestic loan bonds on September 10, 2019, according to the ministry’s website.
The decision of the EU court to cancel the European Commission’s decision, which gives Russia’s Gazprom a monopoly on the access to the Germany’s OPAL gas pipeline, actually saves the transit of gas to Europe via Ukraine.
Ukrainian Social Policy Minister Yulia Sokolovska has met with a World Bank delegation led by World Bank Country Director for Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine Satu Kahkonen, according to the website of the Ukrainian government.
10 September 2019
Hungary’s low cost Wizz Air airline has announced about the launch of two new routes from Ukraine: Budapest - Lviv and Budapest - Kharkiv.
The U.S. Department of Energy is sending an expert delegation to Ukraine to help develop a winter action plan to address critical needs for the 2019-2020 winter season.
Since the start of 2019, 596,000 Ukrainian citizens and individuals engaged in independent professional activities have submitted income declarations for a total sum of UAH 94.4 billion for 2018, the press service of the State Fiscal Service has reported.
09 September 2019
Chairman of Ukraine's State Customs Service Maksym Nefyodov has met with representatives of the Polish and Chinese customs services and discussed further cooperation.
Vice-President of the European Commission for the Energy Union Maros Sefcovic has confirmed that the EU-Russia-Ukraine gas negotiations will be held on September 19.
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a bill to ratify the Agreement between the governments of Ukraine and the United States to improve tax compliance and application of provisions of the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and related bills, the Ukrainian Finance Ministry’s press service reported.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has appointed three Deputy Ministers for Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture - Pavlo Kukhta, Taras Kachka and Taras Vysotskyi, according to the ministry’s press service.
In the first half of 2019, 522 donor assistance projects worth $5.9 billion were implemented in Ukraine, according to the Economic Development Ministry.
Ukraine’s gas reserves in underground storage facilities have exceeded a maximum level in the past seven years, according to the press service of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine.
07 September 2019
Fitch Ratings has upgraded Ukraine's Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) to 'B' from 'B-'. The outlooks are positive.