Westinghouse CEO: We are ready to put our fuel in all of Ukraine’s NPPs
Ukraine is expanding cooperation with the world’s biggest nuclear fuel producer, Westinghouse. President and CEO of the U.S. industry giant, Danny Roderick, has told UNIAN, what opportunities he sees in the Ukrainian market, whether his company may substitute the Russians in Ukraine, and whether there is any sense in completing construction of the new power units at the nuclear power stations, and a plant for production of nuclear fuel.
14:57, 28 October 2015
Month of Crimea blockade
When the “Crimea blockade” started on September 20, skeptics predicted it would not live long. A month later, in late October, an UNIAN correspondent visited the roadblocks at the administrative border and found out that the activists are preparing for the winter despite everything, and do not intend to give up.
08:45, 28 October 2015
Ukraine’s Trade Representative: Russian embargo not to affect our economy
Russia is going to introduce an embargo on the majority of Ukrainian goods in response to the Association Agreement with the EU coming into effect. Ukraine’s Trade Representative, Natalia Mykolska, has told UNIAN, how the country can compensate for these losses and what markets are willing to open up to our exporters.
14:08, 24 October 2015
Week’s Balance: Russian gas, heating season and resumed economic growth
After a three-month break, Naftogaz resumed gas supplies from Russia; the creditors’ committee agreed to write off Ukraine’s $3 billion public debt; the heating season has gained momentum, and the country’s economy is starting to show signs of growth. These are the main economic news of the past week.
20:10, 18 October 2015
Week’s balance: IMF to come back, debt owed to businesses to be restructured, financial markets to be completely cleaned
The IMF mission promises to return in early November; financial regulators have seriously took up the cleaning of the markets; the government is preparing a bill on the restructuring of the state debt to the businesses. These are the main economic news of the past week.
09:20, 12 October 2015
On September 20, the Crimean Tatars started a campaign blocking the food trucks heading to Crimea. UNIAN asked the experts whether the activists will be able to achieve their goals and what the prospects are for the blockade of the Russia-annexed the peninsula.
18:15, 25 September 2015
Ukroboronprom deputy chief: Javelins are a myth from action movies
Serhiy Pinkas, deputy chief of State-owned Ukroboronprom, which unites major defense industry enterprises, has told about supplies of military equipment to the ATO zone, integration of Ukrainian arms industry with NATO, and connection between Porsche, Mercedes, Audi, and Ivano-Frankivsk-based Karpaty factory.
09:00, 18 September 2015
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.
17:30, 17 September 2015
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.
17:10, 10 September 2015
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.
17:30, 28 August 2015
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.
17:35, 29 July 2015
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.
11:08, 25 July 2015
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.
08:35, 23 July 2015
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.
18:00, 03 July 2015
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.
13:05, 12 June 2015
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.
14:04, 08 June 2015
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.
14:43, 28 May 2015
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.
13:18, 11 May 2015
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.
19:49, 07 May 2015
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.
11:15, 13 April 2015