The five-star Hilton Kyiv hotel will reopen on July 1, 2022, the company’s press service reported on Facebook on Thursday.
At the same time, the company emphasizes that the safety of guests and team members remains a key priority in difficult times. In particular, in order to ensure it in accordance with the recommendations of government agencies, the company added a number of security measures; an underground parking of the building is provided for a temporary shelter.
Hilton is one of the world’s leading hotel companies with 18 brands and more than 1 million rooms in 122 countries. In Ukraine, the first hotel of the Hilton Hotels & Resorts chain opened on March 26, 2014 in the capital – the five-star Hilton Kyiv. At the end of 2021, it was reported that the Hilton hotel company entered into a franchise agreement with the developer Gefest Group (Odessa) to implement a hotel project in Odessa, which is scheduled to open in the spring of 2025.
Since Monday morning, June 20, vehicular traffic has resumed on the Metro and Paton bridges in Kyiv, Mayor of the capital Vitaliy Klitschko said.
“Darnitsky, Severny, Yuzhny, Metro and Patona will operate for auto communication between the left and right banks of the capital. The city authorities will additionally inform about the organization of public transport, taking into account the resumption of traffic on bridges,” he wrote in the Telegram channel.
Klitschko also called on drivers to comply with traffic rules, speed limits, and give preference to ambulances, police cars, rescuers and humanitarian aid vehicles.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said that he had met with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to discuss support for Ukraine and assistance.
“Friends! I met with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. We talked about the support of Ukraine by European partners and the necessary assistance. Weapons, economic, financial assistance and more powerful and more effective sanctions against the Russian aggressor. And also – support by the European community for Ukraine’s candidacy for EU membership,” – wrote Klitschko on Facebook.
He emphasized the importance of the fact that world leaders visit Ukraine and see for themselves the consequences of the barbaric actions of the Russian Federation.
“International partners must understand that appeasing the aggressor will only whet his appetites. And the war will spread to the EU countries. Therefore, Ukraine, which has taken the blow of imperial evil and is heroically defending itself, needs help today and now!” the mayor added.
According to the published video, boxer Wladimir Klitschko was also present at the meeting.
Kyiv has redeemed the payment on the participation bonds in the PBR Kyiv Finance Plc loan in the amount of $28.8 million on June 13 in accordance with the schedule, Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said.
In addition, the city will also pay a semi-annual $2.2 million coupon.
“Despite the war in Ukraine and the difficult economic situation, Kyiv fulfills its obligations, remaining a stable and predictable partner for foreign investors,” the mayor stressed.
As reported, the international rating agency S&P Global Ratings downgraded the long-term credit rating of Kyiv in foreign and national currency from “B-” to “CCC +” with a negative outlook.
Janitors, nurses, plumbers, electricians, sales assistants, doctors, teachers and pharmacists are most in demand among employers in Kyiv, the Kyiv City Employment Center reports.
“Since the beginning of 2022, some 23,500 people have applied to the Kyiv City Employment Center for services. As of June 2, 14,400 unemployed are registered with the capital’s employment service (last year there were 16,200 on this date),” the information department of the Kyiv City Employment Center said in a statement.
It is noted that with the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russia, the labor market of Kyiv has undergone changes, in particular, a significant number of employees of enterprises and organizations of the city were evacuated to the western regions of Ukraine and abroad or were mobilized into units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and territorial defense, and many other residents moved to the capital, mainly from eastern regions.
So, as of June 2, there were 1,500 vacancies in the base of the capital’s employment service, and in general since the beginning of the year there were 15,400.
“Today, the most in demand among employers in Kyiv are janitors, nurses, plumbers, electricians for the repair and maintenance of electrical equipment, sales consultants, doctors, teachers, pharmacists,” the report says.
It is noted that the most paid vacancies are the professions of computer software engineer (UAH 110,000), computer software development specialist (UAH 110,000), software engineer (UAH 55,000), paramedic (UAH 32,000), head manager of the division (UAH 29,000), head of the financial department (UAH 23,000) and quality control manager (UAH 23,000).
The U.S. will fully resume the work of its embassy in Ukraine, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink said.
“We will fully resume the work of the U.S. Embassy and fully resume the work of its staff,” Brink said at a briefing in Kyiv on Thursday.