REUTERS The IKEA retailer is considering alternative options for entering the Ukrainian market over a delay in construction of the Ocean Mall shopping center. "Due to the delay in building and obtaining permits for the Ocean Mall, the company is considering alternative options that will allow it to enter the Ukrainian market as soon as possible," the LIGA.net portal said, referring to the company&#39;s press service. Read alsoCEO of IKEA Southeast Europe says Ukraine moving in the right direction Earlier, the Dutch company with Swedish roots, IKEA, planned to open its first outlet with an area of about 6,000 square meters in Vagif Aliyev&#39;s Ocean Mall. The mall will most likely not be opened this year. As UNIAN reported earlier, in July 2018 IKEA began recruiting employees for its first store in Ukraine. It is planned that the Swedish trade network in 2019 will open in Ukraine its first store in a new urban format, along with France, the UK, Denmark, the U.S., and China. The opening of the first IKEA shopping center in Kyiv was planned for the fall of 2006, but then the process was delayed due to problems with the allocation of the relevant land plots. In early September 2007, the CEO of IKEA in Russia and the CIS, Per Kaufman, said that the company was receiving their first land plot near Odesa, but in June 2010 the company announced it would stop searching for land and building in Odesa region.