Ukraine: Urga airline placed on EU Air Safety List of non-European airlines not meeting standards

The European Commission has placed Ukraine’s Urga Airline (Kropyvnytsky) on the EU Air Safety List of non-European airlines that do not meet international safety standards and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. According to a press release of the European Commission, the company is placed on the…

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia’s development until 2021 foresees UAH 130-150 billion investment in modernization

The strategy of development of PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia for 2017-2021 provides for a comprehensive modernization of rolling stock and infrastructure, company chairman Wojciech Balczun has said. “In the next five years we plan to invest UAH 130-150 billion,” he said at a press conference in Kharkiv. According to him, in particular, it is planned to upgrade…

Ukraine: agricultural commodities production down in January-April 2017

In January-April the production volumes of agricultural commodities in Ukraine decreased by 0.3% YoY, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reported.

In particular, agricultural enterprises lowered the production indices by 0.6%, while households of the population increased them by 0.1%.

In 2016 the growth of agricultural production totaled more than 6%. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: rail freight traffic down in five years

Railway freight traffic in Ukraine from 2011 to 2016 decreased by 27%, Deputy Director General of state enterprise Ukrpromzovnishekspertyza Serhiy Povazhniuk has said. According to him, the volume of rail freight traffic began declining in 2012 due to the stagnation of industry. The rate of decline accelerated in 2014-2015 after the annexation of Crimea and…

Ukraine: sanctions imposed on Crimean state agricultural companies

Ukraine has imposed sanctions against state-owned Crimea-based agricultural companies and vineyards in line with decree No. 133 dated May 15 signed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. According to a supplement to the decree, state companies that have re-registered under Russian law are subject to sanctions, including: Sevastopol Winery, the Crimean Agricultural Institute and its research…

Ukraine: 1.5 million tons of flour produced

During nine months of 2016-2017 MY, Ukraine officially produced nearly 1.527 million tons of wheat flour, against 1.526 million tons in the same period last season, the Adviser to the Chairman at Agrarian Fund PJSC Sergei Sakirkin declared. According to him, Ukraine continues decreasing number of enterprises, which provide balances about grain processing volumes in…

Ukraine: banks owe $2.52 billion to NBU

Ukrainian banks’ debts to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) related to refinancing loans reduced by 3.9% in April, to UAH 66.622 billion, or $2.52 billion. Refinancing-related debts owed by banks to the regulator shrank by 10.9%, or by UAH 8.157 billion ($308 million) in January through April, the NBU reported on its website. The…

Ukraine: Antonov to become JSC

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has decided to transform Antonov and Plant 410 CA state-owned enterprises, which are part of Ukroboronprom state-owned defense giant, into joint stock companies. The relevant resolution was adopted at a government meeting on May 11. “This will improve the corporate management of enterprises, as well as attract investors,” said…

Ukraine: key risks of banks low operation efficiency of state-owned banks and low quality of assets

The key risks of the Ukrainian banking sector are low operation efficiency of state-owned banks and low quality of their assets, according to the banking sector review published by the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) on its website. “Largest state-owned banks require the radical change of their business models and designing long-term development strategies. The…

Ukraine: Ukroboronprom and MKEK to cooperate in creation of ammunition

The Ukroboronprom State Concern and Turkey’s MKEK (Makina ve Kimya Endustrisi Kurumu) operating in machine and chemical industry will establish cooperation under the ammunition development program, the press service of the concern reported on May 10. According to the report, the cooperation agreement between MKEK and Ukroboronprom’s Artem state-owned joint-stock company and state-run foreign trade…

Ukraine: new airline to be set up

A new airline will be set up soon in Ukraine, which is expected to compete with the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelian said. “I hope that another airline will be set up in Ukraine this year, which will become a worthy competitor to the UIA. In this case, we will regain…