Ukraine: Astarta optimizes sugar assets

Astarta is reporting on completion of sale of its two sugar plants in Kharkiv region – Savynskiy and Novoivanivskiy. As previously communicated, the company’s management was focusing on improving the profitability of the sugar segment and optimizing the corresponding asset base by concentrating production on its core sugar mills in 2020. Since Kharkiv region does…



Ukraine: government pays UAH 15.8 billion worth of unemployment benefits during quarantine

The government has paid UAH 15.8 billion worth of unemployment benefits to Ukrainians since the beginning of the coronavirus quarantine, Economy, Trade and Agriculture Development Minister Ihor Petrashko said during the All-Ukrainian Forum “Ukraine 30. Coronavirus: Challenges and Responses” in Kyiv on February 9. “A total amount of unemployment benefits has reached UAH 15.8 billion.…