Ukraine: Poroshenko congratulates Luch Bureau on successful test of new weapon

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has congratulated the Kyiv-based government-run Luch Design Bureau on its successful test of the Sarmat new remote weapon system with anti-tank missiles.

The head of state said that Ukrainian Armed Forces were the main guarantee of the country’s independence. (Interfax/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: grain exports to reach last year record level

In the current season the export potential of Ukraine in the grain segment totals 38.1 million tons.

This is a decrease of only 1.1% compared with the record high level in 2015/2016 MY. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: Wind Power restructuring its loan

Wind Power LLC, a part of an operational company DTEK Renewables, that manages assets in the renewable energy sphere, entered into an agreement with the lender to change the terms of the financing secured by the guarantee of the parent company DTEK Renewables B.V. In 2012-2014, Wind Power raised two loans from LandesBank Berlin AG…

Ukraine: over 10 million tons of grains exported

Since the beginning of 2016/2017 MY, Ukraine exported 10.215 million tons of grains, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine declared. In particular, wheat exports totaled 6.474 million tons, corn – 602 thousand tons, and barley – 3.109 million tons. Also, wheat exports reached 68.1 thousand tons, and flour from other grains –…

Ukraine: economic effect from raising EU quotas for farmers to reach $200 million

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze has estimated the economic impact of a possible increase in EU quotas for Ukrainian agricultural products to reach $200 million. “We received proposals yesterday, and preliminary assessments by our Ministry of Agrarian Policy stand at about $200 million. It is farm produce alone, the…

Ukraine: soybean complex conquering new markets

In the 2015/2016 Ukrainian farmers obtained all-time high soybean crop – 3927 KMT. Firstly, this result was achieved owing to acreage expansion to record 2200 thousand ha. Over the past ten years Ukrainian soybean exports increased significantly, while markets were diversified. Export geography already included 33 countries. Given the persisting demand for soybean processed products…

Ukraine: Antonov Airlines gets U.S. exemption

The U.S. Department of Transportation has granted Ukrainian operator Antonov Company (Antonov Airlines) broad air charter exemptions for flights to and from the US. These exemptions follow the U.S.-Ukraine Open Skies agreement, concluded on July 14, 2015, and became effective earlier this year. The U.S. DOT has also tentatively granted Antonov Company a foreign air…

Ukraine: barley exports hit record in August 2016

According to official data, in August Ukrainian barley exports grew by 17% YoY and equaled 1924 KMT against 1019.5 KMT. During the first two months of 2016/2017 (July-August) Ukrainian exporters shipped 2204 KMT of barley, which was an absolute record for the period in question. Traditionally in August Saudi Arabia lowered its purchases, importing 371…