Business news from Ukraine

Pavilion “Kviti Ukrainy” in Kiev is offered for sale for $5 mln

Pavilion “Kviti-Kvity Ukrainy” in Kiev is for sale for $5 million, according to an announcement on OLX.
“Well-wishers”, who tried to destroy “Kviti Ukrainy”, put the building-monument for sale. In the description of the proposal there is no important information – the object in the courts and belongs to the cultural heritage of Kiev”, – wrote in Facebook a member of the public council at the Podolsk district state administration of Kiev, the former Director of “UkrNIIprojectrestravratiya” Olga Rutkovskaya.
She stressed that the sale of the pavilion is possible only with the approval of the Department of cultural heritage of the Kyiv City State Administration.
Initiative group “Zberegty Kviti Ukrainy” supported the idea of selling the building, taking into account the scandalous attempt of its owners to reconstruct the pavilion without saving its architectural elements.
“We are ready to support the new owner in the dialogue with the community and the building’s architect Nikolay Levchuk in facilitating a new thoughtful reconstruction project. We are also ready to transfer to the new owner all our preliminary ideas about the possible models of using the building,” the group says.
In his turn, Alexey Erinchak, the founder of Sens bookstore-cafe, put forward a proposal to buy the building from the owners through public crowdfunding and to open offices for urbanists and a bookstore in the pavilion.
In 2021, the pavilion’s developer reportedly began dismantling part of the building, causing a public outcry. Later in August 2021 the educational pavilion “Kviti Ukrainy” received the status of a discovered object of cultural heritage of Kiev and also was included in the register of state monuments of the Ministry of Culture.
According to Opendatabot, the owners of “Kviti Ukraini” are Avialine JSC, the main shareholders of which are Alexey Pyshny and Andrey Skalozub.

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Lithuanian President arrives in Kiev

President of the Republic of Lithuania Gitanas Nausseda has arrived in Kiev on Wednesday, June 28, with an unannounced visit, according to the press service of the head of state.
Nausseda will meet with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenski and take part in an event marking the 27th anniversary of the Ukrainian Constitution.
The Lithuanian head of state will discuss with the Ukrainian president the agenda of the NATO summit to be held in Vilnius in July, as well as the negotiation of Ukraine’s membership in the European Union, the assistance of Lithuania and the European Union to Ukraine.
“The president arrived in Kiev from The Hague, where yesterday at a meeting of heads of seven states discussed further support for Ukraine. From Kiev, the Lithuanian president will travel to Brussels, where a meeting of the Council of European Leaders will begin on Thursday,” the report said.


Information about cholera bacillus in Kiev is not true – “Kievvodokanal”

Spread in the network fake about a possible outbreak of cholera in Kiev because of the cholera bacillus in the water does not correspond to reality, “Kievvodokanal” says
“The quality of drinking water is controlled by indicators of epidemic safety and sanitary and chemical safety standards. There are no deviations from the current GSanPiN, the water is safe according to epidemic indicators and is not harmful to human health,” – is indicated in the message in the telegram channel of the KGSA.
It is noted that information about the quality of water from surface water sources and drinking water in Kiev is published daily on the official website of Kievvodokanal and on Facebook page.

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Carlsberg invested UAH 1.5 bln in new line at Kiev brewery

Carlsberg Group invested UAH 1.5 billion in opening of new production line at Kyiv brewery, which will enable to increase production output in cans by 80%, as the press service of the brewery reported.
“An important player on the world stage and industry leader, Carlsberg believes in Ukraine and is ready to invest in it at a time when Ukraine continues to fight against Russian aggression. This is another example of close Danish-Ukrainian partnership. Denmark is one of the closest partners of Ukraine. We cannot wait for peace to come. We have to start now and create concrete results. This is what Carlsberg does here”, – Ole Egberg Mikkelsen, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Denmark to Ukraine, said during his visit to the plant on Monday.
According to the report, the peculiarity of the new line is modern technology, full automation, compliance with the safety requirements of the operating personnel and the safety of the product produced on it.
“Safe working conditions, excellent product quality and high technological effectiveness of the production process are our priorities. And the new production line is one of the effective tools that help us to implement these priorities. Carlsberg Group supports us all the time, because it believes not only in us as a business, but also in Ukraine as a whole, “- said Oleg Haidakin, Chief Executive of Carlsberg Ukraine.
Carlsberg Ukraine is a part of Carlsberg Group, one of the leading brewery groups in the world, the products of which are sold in over 150 countries. Carlsberg Group started its operation in Ukraine in 1996 and since then it has invested over EUR 1 billion in the construction of its enterprises, and employs over 1500 people.
Carlsberg Group in Ukraine includes three breweries in Zaporozhye, Kiev and Lvov. At the beginning of the war the company suspended operations at all three breweries. In 2023 the company gradually resumed the work of the breweries: in March the Lviv brewery was launched where at first only water was produced for humanitarian needs, then in May – the Kiev brewery, in July – the Zaporozhye brewery.
Carlsberg portfolio in Ukraine includes beer, cider and soft drinks such brands as “Lvivske”, Robert Doms, Baltika, Carlsberg, Tuborg, Kronenbourg 1664, “Arsenal”, “Kvas Taras”, Somersby, Guinness, Seth & Riley’s Garage, Warsteiner, Grimbergen and others.

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President of South Africa and leaders of Zambia, Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, Egypt, Senegal and Uganda to visit Kiev

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will visit Kiev on Friday as part of his participation in the African peacekeeping mission, where he will meet with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to discuss a “peace plan” to end the war, the South African presidential press office reported.
Ramaphosa reportedly visited (Warsaw) Poland on Thursday, June 15, where he met with President Andrzej Duda.
The South African president is now on his way to Kiev for talks with President Zelensky. The mission includes leaders from South Africa, Zambia, Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, Egypt, Senegal and Uganda as representatives of a continent that has experienced the adverse economic effects of war.
Earlier, the South African president held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Zelensky, Chinese President Xi Jinping and UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
Ramaphosa wants to make efforts to promote a “peaceful” process to resolve the Russian war against Ukraine. On Saturday, he and his delegation will arrive in Moscow for talks with Putin.

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President of Ukraine meets IAEA Director General in Kiev

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi at a meeting in Kiev discussed specific steps to avoid safety risks at the Zaporizhzhia NPP, the president’s press service said.
“Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky held a meeting with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi, who is visiting our state in fulfillment of the agreements reached during a telephone conversation between the head of state and the head of the IAEA on June 6,” the Ukrainian presidential press service said in a statement Tuesday.
Reportedly, the head of state stressed that as a result of Russia’s purposeful undermining of the Kakhovska HPP dam, which is the largest ecocide crime of modern times, the risks to the safety of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant have significantly increased. Therefore, a quick and decisive reaction of the international community to this audacious terrorist act is urgently needed.
Zelenski positively assessed the presence of the agency’s inspectors at the Zaporizhzhia NPP illegally occupied by Russia and welcomed Raphael Grossi’s intention to personally visit the plant to assess the situation on site.
The head of state once again stressed that the only way to prevent a nuclear incident at the Zaporizhzhia NPP is its complete demilitarization, de-occupation and restoration of control over the plant by Ukraine.
According to the president’s press service, during the meeting the sides discussed specific steps that need to be taken to minimize risks and prevent incidents at the Zaporizhzhya NPP, as well as ways of cooperation with the IAEA to this end.
Zelenskiy supported Rafael Grossi’s proposal to send a group of IAEA experts to Ukraine to assess the consequences of the explosion at the Kakhovska HPP and to prepare proposals on specific directions of assistance in overcoming them. He noted that this mission would be fully assisted by the Ukrainian institutions involved.