Honchar: Naftogaz may receive a political directive to give way to Gazprom
In September, Naftogaz plans to sign an agreement with Russia’s Gazprom on gas supplies in winter period. Mykhailo Honchar, president of Strategy XXI Center told in an interview with UNIAN about the possible pitfalls in the negotiations, the economically justified price of gas, and also elaborated on how to act in case of implementation of the Russian North Stream-2 project.
EUROCONTROL Director General: We plan to open Western Ukraine and Black Sea area to European air carriers
The head of the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation - EUROCONTROL - Frank Brenner has told in his interview with UNIAN when the world's airlines return to Ukraine, whether they reopen the Crimea airspace, and when Kyiv and Brussels are to sign the Open Sky Agreement.
Ukraine vs Creditors. Who wins?
Ukraine reached an agreement with creditors on restructuring its public debt, writing off of part of it. Global investors see positive outcome while some experts say the agreement carries risks.
Searching for trade partners
The outcome of Ukraine’s foreign trade this year is far from encouraging. In January-May, our exports were down by 35.9%, imports fell by 38.8%. This forces the government to introduce urgent measures to promote trading flows.
Energy expert: Gazprom has nowhere to sell its gas
Oleksandr Kharchenko, Managing director of the Energy Industry Research Center in an exclusive interview with UNIAN commented on the statements about the coming changes in Ukrainian energy market, earlier voiced by Arseniy Yatsenyuk in Washington, D.C. and during his address to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Fiscal Service official: Ukrainian coal siphoned to Russia, drugs smuggled back
First Deputy Chairman of the State Fiscal Service Serhii Belan speaks in an exclusive interview with UNIAN about the criminal schemes of smuggling goods across the border and in the ATO zone.
Gas war with Russia: Time plays for Ukraine
Ukraine finally took the right direction in gas talks with Russia by ejecting the conditions of the Gazprom and suspending purchases of Russian gas. Our country will still have some gas available, while the question of filling our gas storage facilities for the winter period lies solely in the framework of relations between Moscow and Brussels, experts say.
Ukraine without Gazprom: Another step taken
Ukraine has signed an agreement with Hungary, taking another step towards diversifying its gas supplies. The document may effectively deprive Gazprom of control over gas transit to the EU, and halt Russian gas supplies to Ukraine in the future. But experts say Gazprom could fight back, and help from the EU might be needed.
Chairman of the Board of Ukrnafta: Naftogaz refused to fulfill court's decision to return debt for over a year
Peter Vanhecke has spoken in an interview with UNIAN about what it is like to work in conditions of “non-stop war” against the company, political squabbles over it, and also about the demands of one of the shareholders to fire him.
How will the sale of the Tsentrenergo company change Ukraine’s electric power market?
The state intends to sell its last asset in power generation industry - a company called Tsentrenergo – to French energy giant Gaz de France. A major foreign player entering Ukraine’s energy market may lead to a global transformation of the industry.
The balance of the week: the new tax chief, arithmetic of gas and the anti-record of inflation
The main economic news of the past week: Ukraine’s cabinet appoints Roman Nasirov head of the State Fiscal Service, Naftogaz Ukrainy unveils its audited financial report and increases its financial claims against Russia’s Gazprom, and annual inflation breaks an anti-record.
Deputy Minister of Finance: in Ukraine there are few banks with no problems
Deputy Minister of Finance of Ukraine Artem Shevalyov spoke in an interview with UNIAN about the preparation of a new development strategy for state-owned banks, and the participation of international organizations in the management of state-controlled banks.
Metinvest stumbles into default
The country’s largest mining and steel group Metinvest, owned by billionauire businessman Rinat Akhmetov, has announced that it is in default on previously issued debt securities for $ 113 million. UNIAN tried to find out why the owner of the Iron and Steel Works in the hometown of the fugitive Yanukovych cannot pay his debts.
First Deputy Chief of Ukraine’s National Bank Pisaruk: We don’t negotiate by the codes of the underworld
The fall of the banks, which started last year, has become the most significant in the history of the banking system of independent Ukraine. First deputy head of the NBU Alexander Pisaruk spoke in an interview with UNIAN about the causes.
Naftogaz stops Russia creating ‘Transnistrian scenario’ in Ukraine
Having launched a new gas scandal directly connected with the supply of Russian gas to the Donbas, Russia’s Gazprom now looks to have outsmarted even itself.
When is one Apple worth more than all the stock in Russia?
The rapidly approaching festive season is a time for lists, and not just ones for Santa. As the year comes to an end, we enter the season of the publication of lists showing economic performance - which may or may not bring us joy.