Business news from Ukraine

Reznikov and French Minister of Defense signed memorandum on supply of radars to Ukraine

Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexey Reznikov and French Defense Minister Sébastien Lecorniou signed a memorandum with Thales Group on the supply of GM 200 radar systems for Ukraine’s air defense.
“Together with my French colleague Sébastien Lecorniou, we signed a memorandum with Thales Group for the supply of MG-200 radars for Ukraine’s air defense. This equipment will help us detect enemy drones and missiles, including ballistic missiles. Our skies will be protected from Russia’s deadly attacks,” he wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

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Switzerland and Ukraine signed a memorandum of partnership in field of digital transformation

A memorandum of partnership in the field of digital transformation was signed between Ukraine and Switzerland, according to the Telegram channel of the President of Ukraine.
“A memorandum of partnership in the field of digital transformation was signed between Ukraine and Switzerland. We plan to deepen our cooperation to help restore Ukraine through digitalization,” the report says.
The parties also discussed the possibilities of Swiss assistance in supporting digitalization and restoration of telecommunications systems in the recently occupied territories of Ukraine.

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President of Turkey signed Memorandum on Turkey’s participation in restoration of Ukraine’s infrastructure

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a Memorandum on Turkey’s participation in the restoration of Ukraine’s infrastructure. In addition, Turkish campaigns will also provide consulting and technical assistance, said Deputy Head of the Office of the President (OP) Kyrylo Tymoshenko.
“In Lvov, during a meeting between President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a Memorandum was signed on Turkey’s participation in restoring Ukraine’s infrastructure,” he wrote on his Telegram channel.
According to him, Turkish state and business structures will develop specific restoration projects, as well as provide consulting and technical assistance.
“The restoration of the bridge in the village of Romanovka, Kyiv region, is being considered as the first project,” Tymoshenko stressed.
“We thank our partners for supporting the Fast Recovery plan and our initiatives,” the deputy head of the President’s Office wrote.

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CEO of Ukrzaliznytsia JSC Oleksandr Kamyshin and CEO of Alstom Henri Poupart-Lafarge have signed a memorandum of understanding.
The signing took place at a press conference of Presidents of Ukraine and France Volodymyr Zelensky and Emmanuel Macron in Kyiv on Tuesday.
Earlier, at this press conference, Zelensky said that on February 8, Ukraine and France finalized the agreements and switched to the practical stage the implementation of the project on the supply of 130 ALSTOM locomotives worth EUR 900 million.
As reported, in May, Ukraine and France signed a framework intergovernmental agreement on financing the supply of 130 heavy-duty electric locomotives worth EUR 900 million for Ukrzaliznytsia by Alstom. The document was ratified by the Verkhovna Rada on July 1, 2021.
Alstom welcomed the ratification of the intergovernmental agreement and said that “the next important step is the signing of commercial agreements in the second half of 2021.” This will allow Alstom to start supplying locomotives to the Ukrainian market, which will also include 35% local content associated with the production and maintenance of electric locomotives.
Alstom is one of the world leaders (along with Siemens and Bombardier) in the production of power equipment and railway transport. It operates in more than 70 countries.

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Michael Malchieli, the Co-Chair of the Group for Interparliamentary Relations of the Knesset of Israel with the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and representatives of the Embassy of Israel, Knesset Member Moshe Arbel and Moshe Reuven Asman, the Chief rabbi of Ukraine, made a working visit to International European University.
During the meeting, participants signed an agreement on joint activities in different areas.

The agreement is aimed at regulating the current position between the University and partners, approving mutual cooperation conditions in the improvement of the educational activities, establishing communications between Israel and Ukraine to exchange cultural and training experience.
“Thank you for inviting me and showing your university. It seems to me that I’ve joined the political activity mistakenly. I’ve been always dreaming about education rather than politics, but the Supreme Being has brought me to the political sector. I don’t regret and try to do good deeds, but I’m extremely happy to get an opportunity to focus on education.

To my mind, your new education institution, which has succeeded within a short time, is similar to a share that initially costs little but suddenly raises and becomes quite expensive and valuable. I believe that, together with such a unique and professional team, we’ll be able to implement a lot of great things. Meanwhile, I would like to invite you to our Ministry of Education. I will personally organize this meeting. I’m sure that this collaborative work will enhance our friendship,” Mr. Malchieli said.
At the grand meeting, Michael Malchieli received the acknowledgement for assistance in higher education development, training of students with an active life attitude and fruitful cooperation with the University.
Joint efforts of the parties will encourage the efficient growth of cultural and scientific relations between Ukraine and Israel within the Program of cooperation in education, culture, youth and sports between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the State of Israel in 2019-2022.

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The State Agency for Tourism Development of Ukraine, the State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) and representatives of investors in the Borzhava and Slavske resorts have signed a memorandum of cooperation in the development of the infrastructure of the Carpathians.
The memorandum, in particular, was signed by Head of the State Agency for Tourism Development Maryana Oleskiv, First Vice President of OKKO Group Vasyl Danyliak, co-owner of the Bukovel tourist complex Oleksandr Shevchenko, legal consultant of Borzhava Asset company Yuriy Chizhmar during the Ukraine 30. Infrastructure forum.
“Cooperation with the state is very important for us, since the infrastructure around the resort is very expensive, and it is practically impossible to implement it without state support. This concerns, first of all, roads, sewerage and water supply and, of course, electricity,” Danyliak said.
“We, as an investor in Bukovel, are ready to build almost the entire infrastructure for the Olympics-2030, together with partners to build facilities that will complement each other so that the Carpathians become a diverse and attractive region for tourists from all over the world,” Shevchenko added.
Chizhmar expressed hope that, according to environmental standards, the development of infrastructure in the region will increase its investment attractiveness.

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