Business news from Ukraine

PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE TO VISIT TURKEY

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will pay a working visit to Turkey on April 10, the president’s press service has said.
“The head of state will meet with President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan,” the website of the head of state said.
The ninth meeting of the Turkey-Ukraine High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council will be held under the co-chairmanship of the presidents of the two states.
In addition, a number of bilateral documents are planned to be signed during the visit.

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UKRAINE CREATES BUREAU OF ECONOMIC SECURITY

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed law No. 1150-IX on the Bureau of Economic Security of Ukraine, which the Verkhovna Rada adopted on January 28, 2021, the presidential press service said on Monday.
“The document creates institutional conditions to protect economic processes from the pressure of law enforcement agencies, which is supported by Ukraine’s international partners. The main function of the Bureau of Economic Security will be analytical work, not law enforcement powers. The bureau will analyze the beneficiaries of financial transactions and determine if there is a violation of the law in the circulation of funds of certain businesses or government agencies,” the president said in the document.

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PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE PLANS TO VISIT LITHUANIA

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky plans to visit the Lithuanian capital in 2021 to participate in a conference on reforms in Ukraine, said Ihor Zhovkva, Deputy Head of the President’s Office of Ukraine. “We hope that the conference will take place this year. The Ukrainian government and the President’s Office are already working on this. The head of state will be happy to come to Lithuania to discuss progress in Ukrainian reforms and support for Ukraine from European partners,” the President’s Office on Tuesday quoted Zhovkva as saying who gave an interview to the Lithuanian branch of the leading news agency in the Baltic region, Baltic News Service (BNS).
He also noted that currently “preparations are underway for the fourth conference on reforms in Ukraine, which was postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.”
According to Zhovkva, “over the past year and a half, Ukraine has shown significant progress in reforms, in particular, recently the President of the European Council Charles Michel noted the efforts of Volodymyr Zelensky in judicial and banking reforms, as well as in the agro-industrial sector.
“We count on a fair assessment of the process. And we count on help to Ukraine to continue this path of reforms,” Zhovkva stressed.
The Deputy Head of the President’s Office also focused on the process of Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration.
He recalled that Ukraine received the status of a NATO partner with expanded capabilities and is raising the issue of providing an action plan for membership in the Alliance.
“We understand that we have to do our homework, including reforms in the security and military sector of Ukraine. We are working on this,” Zhovkva said.
He also assured that now work is underway to deepen Ukraine’s integration with the European Union.
“Much depends on Ukraine, but not everything. We will work on our ‘homework’, but we really count on the support of Brussels and the EU member states. And here, by the way, the role of Lithuania is very important, because I hope that Lithuania has unanimous support for Ukraine’s membership in the EU and NATO, “said the deputy head of the President’s Office.
He added that the Republic of Lithuania is not just a strategic partner for Ukraine, but a “strategic friend and brother”, and both countries have great potential for cooperation.

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PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE: POWERFUL SYSTEM OF INDUSTRIAL PARKS TO BE BUILT IN UKRAINE

Ukraine is working to solve the problem of high-tech development and intend to build a powerful system of industrial parks in every region of the country, said President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
“We have an important and ambitious goal for the development of industrial parks. This is a world-wide principle of organizing industry, which is an effective tool for attracting investment,” Zelensky said during his speech at the “Ukraine 30. Infrastructure” forum on Monday.
He recalled that currently there are 46 industrial parks in Ukraine, but “most of them are on paper, without the necessary infrastructure, without communications, without roads.”
Zelensky also noted that the construction of social infrastructure facilities throughout the country is now actively continuing.

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PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE ZELENSKY CONGRATULATES BOXER OLEKSANDR USYK ON VICTORY OVER BRITON DEREK CHISORA

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky congratulated Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk on his victory over Briton Derek Chisora.
“Oleksandr, this was a stunning victory! Ukraine is proud!” He wrote on his Twitter on Sunday, November, 1.
On the night of October 31 to November 1 in London, Usyk, according to the decision of the judges, became the WBO Intercontinental heavyweight champion.

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UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT ACCEPTS CREDENTIALS FROM SOME FOREIGN STATES

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has accepted credentials from ambassadors of some foreign states: Estonia – Kaimo Kuusk, France – Etienne de Poncins, Austria – Gernot Pfandler, the Netherlands – H. E. Jennes de Mol, the United Kingdom – Melinda Simmons, the press service of the head of state has reported.
During a conversation with Estonian Ambassador Kuusk, an active political dialogue was noted between the two countries. Zelensky expressed gratitude to Estonia for the decision not to recognize Russian passports that are illegally issued to Ukrainian citizens in Donbas.
“I want to thank you, the government and the president for Estonia’s tough reaction to the issue of passports of the Russian Federation in the temporarily occupied territories,” he said.
The head of state expressed hope for enhancing trade, economic and investment cooperation with Estonia. Significant potential for cooperation in the areas of digitalization and e-governance was also noted.
During a conversation with Austrian Ambassador Pfandler, Zelensky thanked Austria for its continued support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as for practical assistance to the Ukrainian state in overcoming the consequences of Russian aggression.
“I would also like to thank Austria for the powerful sanctions policy towards Russia,” the president of Ukraine said.
Zelensky also thanked Austria for helping to rehabilitate the children of ATO participants.
“I know that about 500 children of ATO participants received rehabilitation assistance from your country,” he said.
The parties agreed on the need to intensify the political and economic dialogue between Ukraine and Austria.