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Ukrainians are urged to thank the defenders: when meeting, put your palm to your heart.

Life is gradually returning to the rear cities of Ukraine. The further away from the front line, the calmer each day can seem to us, and the faster we try to return to everyday life and put things in order. And it is easier to forget that the war is ongoing.

Bringing cities back to life is important. Finding an opportunity to comfort yourself and your loved ones is essential. However, the most important thing is to remember, thanks to whom we can do all this.

Every such day we are indebted to our military and veterans, rescuers, and doctors who continue to defend the country. So today it is more important than ever to thank them for this. When you see defenders, put your right palm to your heart — a simple and natural gesture of gratitude that will speak for you.

In order for as many people as possible to learn about it, Veteran Hub, together with the provid agency, renewed the communication of the #ZavdyakyTobi (thanks to you in Ukrainian) campaign with a series of new videos and digital materials, in which combat participants were involved. So during filming, the actors thanked them with absolute sincerity in every take.

We can confidently say that this entire campaign was created thanks to them.

The gesture of thanks #ZavdyakyTobi appeared in 2018, and today it has become even more appropriate. When it is difficult and awkward to choose words, a hand on the heart will show your respect.

We invite you to support our campaign by thanking our defenders not only in person but also on your social networks. To do this, put the hashtag #ЗавдякиТобі in the posts and download materials for your content at the link:

Veteran Hub

Ivona Kostyna — the head of the board of Veteran Hub

Artem Denisov — the executive director of Veteran Hub

Halyna Alyomova — head of the Veteran Hub communications department

Lesya Nikolyn — Veteran Hub Partnerships Manager

Victoria Denisova — designer of Veteran Hub

Anastasia Rodomazova — Veteran Hub communications manager

Antonina Khabulya — Veteran Hub communications manager


Yurii Duma — executive director

Vlad Galyapa — creative director

Maryna Bosko — project manager

Joy Films

Oleksandr Stratienko — director/operator

Dmytro Khasanov — the second director

Vitaly Kukshin — producer

Anna Obraztsova — costume designer

Olga Bukhanska — make-up artist

Danylo Dubrovskyi — production designer

Tetyana Usenko, Ksenia Shershnyova — casting

Dmytro Perevalov — director of the group

Dima Shevchenko, Yevhen Kasamara  — location management

Tymofiy Gerashchenko — gaffer

Andriy Karpets — focus puller

Mykola Shchepotin — sound

Ilai Trufakin — playback

Vlad Konstantinov, Vitaly Kukshin — post-production


Cryptocurrencies are becoming more and more popular, and many new and promising projects appear on the market, bringing new tokens and coins. More and more people are willing to be a part of the crypto industry, or at least to engage with trading. On the one hand, there is nothing complicated about trading – you buy assets at a low price and sell them when the rate boosts. However, if things were that easy, probably everyone would become a trader and gain a fortune. The fact is that there are many pitfalls in crypto trading, and every beginner faces difficulties.

Some crypto platforms offer a demo account to help you feel confident when making deals with crypto. Crypto demo trading is a simulator that allows you to practice trading without the risk of losing real money. Such demo accounts offer virtual assets that have no value and cannot be cashed out. They circulate only in the demo environment. You can try various trading strategies without fear of losing assets.

Let’s talk about the benefits of demo crypto trading.

Why is crypto demo trading so good?

  1. Even experienced traders often miss details of their trading strategy and face difficulties. Demo account helps both novice and experienced traders practice and learn their strategies thoroughly, check out all the possible pitfalls, and learn to cope with them skillfully. Practice is the core.
  2. It may happen that when you come to exchange and deposit your money, you find yourself totally lost among all the variety of tools and features. Having practiced before, you will definitely feel more confident and handle all the trading instruments quickly.
  3. Many factors affect the rates of crypto assets, and during demo trading, you will learn to understand the market fluctuations. Moreover, you will learn to cope with emotions and maintain a cool head when making decisions.
  4. Crypto exchange is the easiest process on crypto platforms. Practicing a demo account, you will thoroughly learn other trading instruments like spot, margin, p2p, etc.

The White BIT platform offers a demo account option. It is the easiest crypto exchange for novice traders. It offers over 400 crypto pairs and numerous trading tools. You can buy, sell, and exchange cryptocurrency as well as store it on the platform and receive a percentage for it. It is called “staking,” and it allows to receive passive income. WhiteBIT allows to trade with leverage (borrowed funds), spot trading, p2p, etc.



  • 1000 business and political leaders from around the world and 30 speakers will gather over three days.
  • Hosted in-person in Kyiv from 20-22 October 2021, they will discuss and create commercial and partnership opportunities to deliver a secure energy future.
  • The event showcases Ukraine’s natural gas opportunities and attractive investment climate as well as the Ukrainian gas sector’s central role in Europe’s energy supply.

Naftogaz and event organiser dmg events announced the launch of a major gas sector event in Ukraine. The Ukraine Gas Investment Congress, taking place from 20-22 October 2021 under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine and with the support of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine, will bring together industry leaders from around the world to discuss energy transition, technology, and industry transformation, along with key trade flows and delivery strategies.

The event is ideally timed to address Ukraine’s efforts to strengthen links with the European Union and achieve energy independence by 2030. As the importance of European energy security increases, the event will provide a platform for government ministers, energy industry leaders, investors, and technology innovators to examine opportunities to modernise Ukraine’s resources.

These are quickly becoming an attractive investment proposition, with attendees able to consider a well-developed midstream infrastructure that facilitates the monetization of new developments at scale, asset backed trading, and extensive Europe export potential, with the largest underground storage capacity in Europe and transit capacity of 90bcm.

The Energy Strategy of Ukraine 2035 aims to create a highly competitive energy market which encourages foreign direct investment and underpins rapid infrastructure development and integration with the EU’s systems. The Gas Investment Congress provides a forum for value-add partners to contribute capital and technological expertise to secure growth opportunities and financial returns.

Naftogaz СЕО Yuriy Vitrenko said: “Ukraine, and with it Naftogaz, have a key role to play in providing energy security for Europe. With the second largest gas reserves on the continent, Ukraine has the single largest growth opportunity in natural gas production in the EU. As the Gas Investment Congress shows, the investment opportunities in the gas sector are enormous.”

Christopher Hudson, President of Global Energy, dmg events, commented, “We very much look forward to joining forces with Naftogaz to host this event in Ukraine. By bringing together energy industry leaders, policy makers and investors, the Ukrainian Gas Investment Congress will present Ukraine’s natural gas opportunities and attractive investment climate to the world.”

Anyone wishing to attend can register their interest at:


About Naftogaz:

State-owned Naftogaz is the largest national oil and gas company of Ukraine, owning 38,000 km of gas pipelines and 30 billion cubic metres of storage capacity. Naftogaz’s strategy of hydrocarbon resource base development aims to double Ukraine’s gas reserves in the next 10 years.

About dmg :: events:

dmg is one of the leading global event organisers, working across several key industries. Its energy portfolio includes some of the biggest events in the sector, such as Gastech, ADIPEC, and the Global Energy Show.

For media enquiries, contact: / +38 098 3099953 – Julia Pryanykova / +44 7860 955581 / +44 75 3819 6545



Together with Andrii Dligach, a futurist, and Vlad Mikhnenko, Oxford’s Associate Professor, CEOs of the major Odessa-based companies have released an economic business vision of the city. Its presentation will take place on September, 17 as part of the Odessa Business Forum.
The Club’s Mission is to promote a positive image of Odessa in Ukraine and worldwide, to make a statement as a city built for life, investments, and doing business.
The Odessa Region Economic Strategy 2050 outlines the priorities in such sectors as investments, exports, industrial development, transport and logistics, tourism, culture, and entertainment.
The Odessa Business Forum is a standing platform and an annual event. Its key objective is to present mid-term and short-term plans to implement the main vectors of the economic strategy, to summarize and compare results, and to update its aims and purposes.
Dmytro Kazavchynskii, the Co-founder of the Odessa Business Club, emphasizes: “Loving Odessa in words alone is not enough. We need to do something for our beloved city.”
This was the commitment taken when the Economic Business Vision of the Odessa Region 2050 was created.
Speakers that support the OBF:
● Vlad Mikhnenko, Candidate of Science, Associate Professor of sustainable urban development, researcher at St. Peter’s College at Oxford University
● Karl-Filip Coenegrachts, strategist and innovator from Ghent (Belgium), creator of an alternative vision and concepts for Smart Cities and Cities of People
● Andrii Dlygach, Founder and CEO of Advanter Group; Doctor of Economics, strategist, futurologist; Expert in shaping business breakthrough strategies; Member of the Boards of Directors at the Digital Transformation Institute and SingularityU Kyiv; CEO, Luniter troubleshooting; Professor at the KSE Business School; Co-founder of the Board business community
● Cees Donkers, Urban designer at City as a LAB, one of the key founders of Dutch Design Week. Eindhoven’s chief urbanist
● Valeria Ionan, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for European Integration since 2019. Responsible for the national projects Diia.Business and Diia.Digital Education, online security and European integration
● Dmytro Kazavchinsky, Co-founder of Odessa Business Club and GST Company
● Andreas Flodstrom Co-founder and CEO at Beetroot and Beetroot Academy, Ukrainian-Swedish companies
● Andrii Zdesenko, Founder and CEO of Biosphere Corporation, owner of Charisma Fashion Group and co-founder of the Ukrainian restaurant chain Vapiano, Co-founder of the Inspira business club in the city of Dnipro
● Oleksandr Bornyakov, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for IT Development. Co-founder of IT-Cluster Odessa
● Maxim Bakhmatov (Moderator), founder and Head of the Office of Transformation, Managing Partner of UNIT.City, innovator, businessman, entrepreneur, ex-CEO of VDNKh (National Exhibition and Cultural Center based in Kyiv)
…and more.
The host of the first Odessa Business Forum will be a Ukrainian marketer, founder of Fedoriv Group Andrii Fedoriv.
We are open to cooperation with everyone who cares about Odessa and the positive image of Ukraine abroad.
PIC: Ms Kateryna Voronova, Coordinator of Media Partners Relations
Tel.: +38 067 740 24 89
Open4business is a media partner.


2nd July 2021, marks 121st birth anniversary of Muhammad Asad. Не was bоrn as Leopold Weiss in Lviv Ukraine and rose to fame as а journalist, traveler, writer, linguist, political theorist, diplomat аn Islamic scholar and most importantly as а worker of Pakistan Movement.
During his life time Asad was known bу many titles, early in Аrаbiа he was called the “Leopold of Агаbiа, in likeness to ‘Lawerence of Агаbiа’. In Pakistan he was titled bу people as Allama (а scholar). Не is recognized as а religious bridge builder, а mediator between Islam and the West and Europe’s Gift to Islam.
Muhammad Asad, а writer and Islamic Scholar wrote his magnum opus “The Message of the Quran” (1980). Аn English translation and commentary of the Quran which he published after seventeen years of painstaking scholarly research. It is regarded as оnе of the most influential translations of the modern еrа. Earlier his autobiography “The Road to Месса” (1954) became а best seller. His other literary works include, Islam at Cross Roads (1934), Translation of Sahih AI Bukhari: The Early Years of Islam (1981 ), The Law of Ours and other Essays (1987) and Home Coming of the Heart which is regarded as part 11 of The Road to Месса’.
Lviv in early 1900’s was part of Austro-Hungarian Empire and was known as Galicia. Today it is befittingly recognized as the cultural capital of Ukraine. Leopold Weiss was bоrn in Lviv to а Jewish family and after his schooling he traveled to Middle East. Не converted to Islam in Аrаbia in 1926 and adopted the name Muhammad Asad. Indeed he had taken the Road to Месса very early in his life.
In early 1930’s Asad travelled to Sub Continent where met Allama lqbal, а world renowned islamic philosopher and thinker who envisioned Pakistan as home for Muslims of Sub Continent. Allama Iqbal asked him to elucidate the intellectual premises of the future Islamic state and help achieve it as well. His book ‘The Principles of State and Government in Islam’ (1961) describes а democratic political system which is grounded in Islamic principles.
Allama Iqbal also encouraged Asad to translate Sahih AI-Bukhari in English for the first time in history. Asad in order to find а serene place to stimulate his intellectual and spiritual thought, travelled to Kashmir during the summer of 1934. There he became friends with Mirwaiz Muhammad Yusuf. While working enthusiastically оn his translation, he also set up а printing press in Srinagar. First two chapters of his translation were printed in Srinagar. Asad in his book Home-coming of the Heart mentions about his special relationship with Kashmir.
During WWII Asad was imprisoned bу the British but after this, he continued to work as а dedicated worker of Pakistan Movement. Оn creation of Pakistan оп 14 August 1947 he adopted Pakistan as his home and was honoured with citizenship of Pakistan. Не was first appointed Director of Department of Islamic Reconstruction and then he joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan where he served as deputy secretary to Middle East and then Pakistan’s Envoy to United Nations. Asad Platz in UN Square Vienna is dedicated to honour is services. Оn 23 March 2013 Pakistan Post issued а postage stamp under the ‘Меn of Letters’ series to recognize his literary works and Islamic Culture Centre has dedicated centre in Lviv in his name.
То inform people of Pakistan and Ukraine about the numerous contributions of Muhammad Asad, Pakistan Embassy in coordination with Islamic Centre Kyiv will launch Ukrainian translation of his book ‘Тhе Unromantic Orient’ during Kyiv book festival. In concert with State Administrator we will initiate work to place а plaque at his birth place, erect his bust at а suitable location and nаmе а location in Lviv and Kyiv after Muhammad Asad. The Embassy in coordination with Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ukraine plans to hold а reference event in Kyiv and has approached National Book Foundation Pakistan to furnish а complete set of publications of Muhammad Asad for placing in the libraries in Ukraine. We have also invited the universities in Ukraine and Pakistan to sponsor joint research to document Asad’s numerous accomplishments and most importantly to explore his ideas as аn Islamic Scholar for benefit of humanity. Muhammad Asad continues to act as а bridge between Islam and Europe and most importantly between Pakistan and Ukraine. Its because of Muhammad Asad that Ukraine саn claim that it effectively contributed towards making of Pakistan.
Dr Noel I. Khokhar


Kyiv Open Cup in taekwondo (WT) “Kyiv Open Cup” will be held on May 22-23 in the Sports Complex NTUU «KPI», building 24 (National Technical University of Ukraine «Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute», Kyiv, Verkhneklyuchevaya st., 1/26)

Up to 300 athletes from all over Ukraine and sports delegations from Moldova and Armenia are expected. Organizers guarantee compliance with all safety regulations in accordance with the requirements of the adaptive quarantine.

An online broadcast for viewers and fans will take place on the Xsport Youtube channel at the link:

Competitions are going to be held in the Kyorugi and Poomsae sections. Athletes in 6 age categories from the ages of 6 to 30+ years old will compete for victory:

  • children (born in 2014-2013), sports qualifications is not lower than 10th Kup,
  • junior youth (born in 2012-2011), sports qualification is not lower than 9th Kup,
  • youth (born in 2010-2009), sports qualification not lower than 8th Kup,
  • cadets (born 2007-2005), sports qualification not lower than 7th Kup,
  • juniors (born in 2004-2002), sports qualification not lower than 6th Kup,
  • adults (born in 2003 and earlier), sports qualifications not lower than 5th Kup.

Registration for the tournament will be carried out on the website

Separate broadcasts are going to be organized on the official page of the Kiev Taekwondo (WTF) Federation on Facebook

The main purpose of the tournament is to popularize taekwondo as an Olympic sport and its philosophy, as well as to educate the comprehensive harmonious development and physical improvement of children and youth.

The event organizers: Public Organization “Kyiv Taekwondo (WTF) Federation”, Department of Youth and Sports of the executive body of the Kyiv City Council (Kyiv City State Administration).

E-mail of the tournament organizers:

For reference

The Kyiv Open taekwondo tournament began its history in 2013. During its existence, more than 1200 athletes from all regions of Ukraine, as well as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Belarus took part in the competition.

Over the years, the tournament was attended by the President of the National Olympic Committee Sergey Bubka, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Kim Eun-Joong (2013) and the consuls of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ukraine, the President of Samsung Ukraine, representatives of the Kyiv City State Administration, the head coaches of the Spanish Taekwondo Federation.