Business news from Ukraine


Businessman Vasyl Khmelnytsky is looking for a partner for the joint development of Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport (Zhuliany).
“I am now looking for a partner in the airport [Kyiv International Airport]. But it is important for me not just to sell the airport, but to find partners who have a slot of aircraft, who have a reputation in this business, who have cheap loans, who will do the right strategy for the airport. I need their experience,” Vasyl Khmelnytsky said during an interview with co-owner and CEO of TIS port Andriy Stavnitser.
The businessman also stressed that synergy with a partner is important to him.
As reported, Khmelnytsky announced that he plans to continue investing in Kyiv airport.
Kyiv International Airport is located 7 km from the center of the capital. It ranks second in Ukraine in terms of the number of flights and passenger traffic. The airport has three terminals with a total area of 21,000 square meters. The airport runway allows accepting aircraft such as Boeing-737, Airbus A-320. However, even with the A-320, there are loading restrictions on long haul flights.
Based on the results of the 2010 investment tender, the airport is managed by Master-Avia, which has entered into a 49-year lease agreement for the airport property. According to the company, during this time it has invested more than $ 50 million in the creation of new airport infrastructure and is still using all available resources to pay off the loan. The beneficiaries of the company, according to the unified state register of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs, are Vasyl Khmelnytsky and Kostrzhevsky.
In March 2019, Khmelnytsky said that his UFuture business group owns 90% of the shares of Master-Avia LLC, another 10% in the company belongs to Khmelnytsky’s partner Denys Kostrzhevsky.
Master-Avia owns terminals and the apron, and the airfield and the runway are on the balance sheet of municipal enterprise Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany).

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The Kyivstar mobile operator has received the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status under the Microsoft partnership program in four competencies, the company has said.
According to the press release, in order to obtain the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status, Kyivstar’s cloud services development and implementation specialists have passed exams, passed certification and confirmed the following competencies: Cloud Productivity, Data Platform, Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions, Windows and Devices.
“The evolution of Kyivstar from a traditional mobile operator into a provider of integrated technological convergent solutions, in particular in the field of big data processing, artificial intelligence and cloud technologies, is not only our advantage, but also a strategic aspiration. Each implemented project or such achievement as the Microsoft Certified Partner status, helps us prove our expertise and remain a reliable partner for business,” Illia Polshakov, the director of new business development at Kyivstar, said.
The Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status provides the mobile operator with a number of advantages, including flexible and quick access to innovative Microsoft materials, information about developments, solutions and products, training programs, as well as access to technical and consulting support, the company emphasizes.
“The acquisition of Gold level competencies by Kyivstar demonstrates the necessary knowledge, relevant experience and certification of specialists in specific areas of Microsoft solutions. Together we provide Ukrainian business not only with innovative services and products, but also accelerate the process of digital transformation of our customers, create opportunities for building a more successful, profitable and competitive business,” Daniil Biktimirov, Microsoft Partner Development Manager in Central and Eastern Europe, said.
The operator said that in general Kyivstar has ten silver and gold competencies, which were received by 20 specialists of the operator.

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DCH Group owned by businessman Oleksandr Yaroslavsky is a strategic partner of Turkish company Makyol, which as part of the Black Sea Consortium won a tender for the construction of a road through the Barabashovo Market in Kharkiv worth UAH 96.2 million, the press service of DCH Group told Interfax-Ukraine.
“DCH is a local strategic partner of Makyol that provides consultations on a wide range of issues, including contacts in the business environment and project management,” it said.
In February 2020, Yaroslavsky, who is the president and owner of DCH Group, said that he was working with a strategic international partners.
“It is a well-known company. We are ready to open up a new for DCH sphere together with it,” he told reporters during a road construction forum titled “Sewing Ukraine Together.”
Makyol was set up in 1965. It is one of the largest construction companies in Turkey. The company’s core business is infrastructure development (roads, subway, airports, irrigation dams, tunnels, bridges), commercial and residential real estate, as well as investment in tourism.

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