Ukraine: Boryspil Airport resumes talks with Ryanair in new format

Boryspil International Airport is resuming negotiations with the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair in a new format, the airport’s director general, Pavlo Riabikin, has reported on Facebook. “I have met with representatives of the country’s leading television media. Such interaction with journalists helped deeply consider urgent issues without unnecessary emotions. I’m confident that we managed to…

Ukraine: gas transit down from July 11, 2017

Transit of Russian natural gas through Ukraine’s gas transportation system (GTS) has fallen by 24.7% since July 11, according to live data from Ukrtransgaz. If on July 1-10 the average daily transit through the Ukrainian GTS amounted to 256.7 million cubic meters, on July 11 a drop to 193.4 million cubic meters was witnessed. At…

Ukraine: Boryspil airport provides discounts only to UIA in 2013-2016

The state-owned enterprise Boryspil International Airport in 2013-2016 provided discounts to the airport fees only to the private joint-stock company Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv), according to recommendations of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine dated June 14 and published recently. “The discounts were not provided to other airlines,” the committee said. The committee said that…

Ukraine: NBU joins BCG

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has become a member of the Basel Consultative Group (BCG), the outreach arm of the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision (BCBS), the NBU has reported on its website. “The BCG aims at attracting supervision officials of the countries which are not committee members to the discussion of new proposals…

Ukraine: Ryanair halts sale of tickets

Ryanair (Ireland), the largest European low-cost air carrier, has stopped the sale of tickets for flights to Kyiv and Lviv. This is evidenced by the ticket sales system on the airline’s website. There are no official statements of the company on the website, however it is impossible to purchase tickets for Ukrainian flights. As reported,…

Ukraine: electricity exports up in H1 2017

Ukraine boosted electricity exports by 59.5% YoY in January-June, to $136.4 million, according to Ukraine’s State Fiscal Service. Hungary accounted for 57.4% of electricity sales abroad, the share of Moldova was about 20.6% and that of Poland about 17.4%. In June Ukraine’s electricity exports to Hungary were estimated at $4.3 million, those to Poland at…

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia suggests reducing shortage of grain hoppers

JSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” offered customers a new mechanism to reduce the rolling stock shortage, in particular grain hoppers. “Ukrzaliznytsia suggests shippers to consider a possibility of increasing the number of rail cars by purchasing and subsequently providing them to Ukrainian Railways in financial leasing”, said the head of the board Wojciech Balczun. According to him “Ukrzaliznytsia…

Ukraine: Uber launches UberBlack premium service in Kyiv

Uber international technological company, the developer of the eponymous mobile application for calling cars with drivers, has expanded the service lines available for Kyiv residents and launched the UberBlack premium service. Uber General Manager for Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Kazakhstan Alexei Stakh said that the service focused on clients who wanted to travel the city…

Ukraine: production of grains and pulses to drop

In 2017, the production volumes of grains and pulses in Ukraine will decrease to 59.04 million tons (by 10.7% YoY), the Director of the National Scientific Center “Institute of Agrarian Economics”, Academician of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences (NAAS) Yuri Lupenko said. According to the expert, reduction of the average yield of grains and…

Ukraine: Kazakh investor acquires Region-Bank

Kazakh investor Arif Babayev has become the owner of Ukrainian Region-Bank renamed Sky Bank, the bank’s press service has reported. “The Kazakh investor bought universal bank Region-Bank with 26 year experience on the Ukrainian market renaming it Sky Bank and focusing on development of IT solutions,” the bank said on its website. “We are making…