Business news from Ukraine

SKYUP AIRLINES TO OPERATE NONSCHEDULED FLIGHT BAKU-KYIV

SkyUp Airlines (Kyiv) on November 30, 2020 will operate a nonscheduled flight on the Baku (Azerbaijan) – Kyiv route.
The company’s press service said on Wednesday, the cost of tickets starts at UAH 9,067.
SkyUp said that according to the latest update of the list of countries in the “red” and “green” zones of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, which was announced by the Health Ministry of Ukraine on November 6, 2020, Azerbaijan remains in the “green” zone.
After entering Ukraine from Azerbaijan, people do not need to self-isolate or take a PCR test. However, passengers need to have an insurance policy, which provides for treatment for COVID-19.

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KYIV CITY AUTHORITIES PLAN TO EXTEND BENEFITS TO SUPPORT SMALL, MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES

The Kyiv city authorities initiate the extension of benefits and simplification of procedures to support small and medium-sized businesses, which were adopted by Kyiv City Council in March 2020.
They will be submitted for consideration by the deputies of the newly elected Kyiv City Council, the press service of Kyiv City State Administration reported.
“Today we have gathered with business representatives to discuss problematic issues that have arisen in connection with the weekend quarantine. I want to note that the city is interested in keeping the quarantine as low as possible. The city budget, like business representatives, incurs losses due to restrictions on the activities of entrepreneurs and non-payment of taxes. In the spring, within the limits of our authority, we introduced a set of measures to support small and medium-sized businesses. Our main task now is to continue these benefits until the end of quarantine. We are honest with our entrepreneurs, we are partners. By joint efforts we will be able to achieve the desired result,” deputy chairman of Kyiv City State Administration Oleksandr Kharchenko said.
At the same time, he reported that in order to reduce the rate of the virus spread, it is necessary that patients and contact persons strictly adhere to quarantine and self-isolation.
In turn, representatives of the restaurateur community reported that the benefits introduced by the city in March 2020 made it much easier for them to bear the first quarantine restrictions.
Participants in the meeting also discussed the main problematic issues, and based on its results, clear positions were formed, on the basis of which the relevant department will develop a plan for further actions.

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UKRAINE WORKING WITH IMF TO HOST MISSION IN KYIV ASAP

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, in a telephone conversation with Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva, discussed the progress towards the adoption of the state budget of Ukraine for 2021, the preservation of the anti-corruption agenda and macroeconomic stability in the country.
“Our teams enjoy strong trust & work closely to welcome the IMF mission ASAP,” he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night.

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NATIONAL COMPLEX EXPOCENTRE OF UKRAINE SIGNS LEASE AGREEMENT WITH MORE PROJECT

The National complex Expocentre of Ukraine (Kyiv) signed a lease agreement with the development and educational project more, which won the first auction for the lease of state property on the electronic platform Prozorro.Sale.
“Just recently, an important event took place in the history of Expocentre, to which we have been going for a long year and a half. We became pioneers and the first among state-run organizations who signed a lease agreement with a partner within the framework of the auction of the State Property Fund,” Managing Director of Expocentre Yevhen Mushkin wrote on Facebook.
According to him, the contract was concluded for 13 years. The rented pavilion (formerly Dary Moria) will also be renovated.
The educational project mOre, created by co-owner and CEO of the TransInvestService (TIS) Andriy Stavnitser, was previously located in the Toronto business center in Kyiv, but after the acquisition of a part of the building by the Kovalska group, the lease was terminated due to a delay in rent.
As reported, in October 2019, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a bill on the lease of state-owned and municipal property, providing possibility of holding procedure of electronic auction. The first electronic auctions under the new lease law were expected in April 2020.

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UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES SUSPENDS WORK OF FIVE FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVE OFFICES

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv) has decided to terminate the activities of structural divisions in Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Germany and Austria due to staff reductions.
This decision was made in connection with the reduction of the staff of UIA and the reduction in costs for representative offices, the company said in the information disclosure system of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission.
In particular, the UIA Supervisory Board decided to terminate the activities of UIA structural divisions in the Swiss Confederation, in the Kingdom of Spain, in the Italian Republic, in the Federal Republic of Germany and in the Republic of Austria.
As reported, UIA ceased operations of its divisions in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Belarus in September.

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KYIV SIKORSKY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT READY TO WORK IN WINTER NAVIGATION PERIOD

Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport is completely ready to work in winter.
According to the press service of Kyiv City State Administration (KCSA), with reference to its deputy head Oleksandr Hustelev, the existing snow-clearing equipment was checked, deicing materials were prepared.
“We have 36 units of snow removal equipment, which will be used to combat snow and icing. Anti-ice treatment is almost the most important component of aviation safety. To prevent ice formation on the fuselage, surface and tail of the aircraft, deicers are used – a technique for treating aircraft with liquid from ice, installations for heating the aircraft and attachments,” he said.
According to him, 70 tonnes of granular and 88 cubic meters of liquid anti-ice reagent were prepared to combat ground icing on all types of airfield pavements. The equipment of boiler houses, heating and power grids is completely ready. In addition, the lighting equipment was repaired and prepared for operation in winter.
The airport fleet has a runway friction meter, sand and liquid chemical applicators, snow and wind machines, as well as garbage trucks and tractors, bulldozers, graders, loaders.
Over the past few years, the airport has acquired five new units of snow removal machinery.

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