Ukraine: financing of solar power plants construction in Vinnytsia region by EBRD another step to country’s energy independence

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has expressed gratitude to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for organizing the financing of EUR 25.9 million for construction of solar power plants with a capacity of almost 34 MW in Vinnytsia region. “The EBRD has allocated EUR 25.9 million for construction of three solar power plants in…

Ukraine: trade with Finland growing

Trade between Ukraine and Finland has increased by 17%, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said. He stated this at a joint briefing with Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini. “Our turnover has grown by 17%,” Klimkin said. In addition, he said that a meeting of the joint Ukrainian-Finnish commission on trade and economic cooperation was…

Ukraine: payments to consolidated budget in Vinnytsia region up in January-February 2018

Vinnytsia region transferred UAH 1.966 billion to the consolidated budget in January-February, according to the department of information activities and communication with public at Vinnytsia Regional State Administration. “The contribution of Vinnytsia region to the consolidated budget exceeded UAH 1.966 billion in January-February. The general sum of budget payments transferred over this period is UAH…

Ukraine: state debt down in January 2018

The aggregate state (direct) and state-guaranteed debt of Ukraine in January decreased by 0.25%, or by $190 million, to $76.11 billion, according to the website of the Ministry of Finance. In the national currency the state debt decreased by 0.46%, or by UAH 9.82 billion, to UAH 2.132 trillion. According to the report, public debt…

Ukraine: EBRD supports strategy for state-owned banks

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Ukraine’s largest international investor, supports the Ukrainian government’s updated strategy for reforming the country’s state-owned banks. EBRD’s Country Director for Ukraine Sevki Acuner said that the strategy had been developed in the form of a general debate, which resulted in a very clear-cut strategy with the clear…

Ukraine: gas withdrawal up due to cold snap

Ukrainian energy and coal industry minister’s advisor Maksym Beliavsky says because of the cold snap on February 24-25, Ukraine has increased gas withdrawal from its underground storage facilities (USFs) to 101 million cubic meters per day, the maximum level for the entire 2017-2018 heating season. “Ukraine, because of the temperature drop, has increased the pumping…

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia and General Electric sign agreement on production of locomotives

PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia and U.S. company General Electric Transportation signed a framework agreement on modernization and production of locomotives. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. The agreement, in particular, provides for the modernization of a locomotive fleet and the construction of new…

Ukraine: public debt exceeds UAH 2 trillion

Ukraine’s public and publicly guaranteed debt has amounted to UAH 2.14 trillion (about $74 billion), Head of the State Treasury Service Tetiana Sliuz said during a public report on the activities of the State Treasury Service of Ukraine for 2017. “Of course, publicly guaranteed debt actually reaches trillions. As of January 1 it amounted to…