The prices for construction and assembly work in Ukraine in August 2019 decreased by 0.9% compared with July, while the increase in prices in July 2019 compared with June 2019 was 0.4%.
According to the State Statistics Service, these figures are given without taking into account the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and Sevastopol and part of temporarily occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
According to the service, the rise in prices for construction and assembly work in August 2019 from August 2018 was 5.3%.
According to the report, in general the growth in prices for construction and assembly work in January-August 2019 compared with January-August 2019 amounted to 8.3%.
The decline in construction prices in August 2019 compared with June 2019 was recorded in all areas of construction.
The prices for construction and assembly work grew by 23% in 2018, and growth in 2017 was 13.4%, 9.2% in 2016 and 27.1% in 2015 compared with the previous year.
Some 70% of Ukrainians polled positively assess the activity of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, while 9% take the opposite view, according to the results of a survey conducted by the sociological service of the Kyiv-based Razumkov Center on September 6-11, 2019.
The activities of the new Cabinet of Ministers are positively assessed by 45%, with 8% taking the opposite view, and the newly elected Verkhovna Rada some 44% and 10% respectively.
The activities of the Servant of the People faction in parliament are positively assessed by 50%, and 11% negatively, the European Solidarity faction some 14% and 59% respectively, Opposition Platform-For Life faction some 17% and 54%, Batkivschyna faction some 23% and 44%, Holos faction some 23% and 35% and the deputy group For the Future some 9% positively and 28% negatively.
Some 57% of respondents believe that events in Ukraine are developing in the right direction, while 17% hold the opposite view. Some 41% of respondents are of the opinion that Ukraine is able to overcome existing problems and difficulties over the next few years, while 40% said the country can overcome them in the longer term. Only 6% said Ukraine is not able to overcome them. Some 62% of respondents believe that the activities of the new government will lead to an improvement in the situation in the country, while 7% said the opposite. Some 15% said it will not significantly change the situation in the country.
Among state and public institutions, trust is most often expressed in the president (79% of respondents trust him), Ukraine’s Armed Forces (74%), volunteer organizations (69%), the State Emergencies Service (64%), the National Guard of Ukraine (64%), the Church (63%), the State Border Service (63%), volunteer battalions (62%), Ukraine’s government (57%), the parliament (57%), Ukrainian media (56%), public organizations (52%), and the National Police (51%).
Distrust is more often expressed in Russian media (80% of those surveyed do not trust them), the judicial system as a whole (72%), local courts (66%), commercial banks (65%), political parties (63%), prosecutors (61%), the Supreme Court (59%), the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (56%), the state apparatus (officials, 55%), the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (54%), the Specialized Anti-corruption Prosecutor’s Office (53%), the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (52%), the National Bank of Ukraine (51%), the High Anti-Corruption Court (50%), and trade unions (49%).
The study interviewed 2,018 respondents aged 18 and over in all regions of Ukraine, with the exception of Russia-occupied Crimea and Russia-occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions in a sample representing the adult population of the country by main socio-demographic indicators. The survey was constructed as a multi-stage sample, random with quota selection of respondents at the last stage. The theoretical sampling error (excluding the design effect) does not exceed 2.3% with a probability of 0.95.
Aerohandling LLC, engaged in ground service at Boryspil airport (Kyiv), plans to expand the scope of its work towards serving flights at major regional airports in Ukraine and Europe, director general of Aerohandling Oleh Holokhvastov has said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
“We plan enter foreign and Ukrainian regional airports. We are now preparing the company’s development strategy and conducting preliminary calculations. It’s too early to talk about specifics, as we are in the process of making a decision. We consider major airports in Ukraine and Europe. We plan to start talks this year,” he said.
In addition, the company plans to continue developing its facilities in Boryspil: to master the maintenance and transportation of cargo from the aircraft to the warehouse, to work with express mail and express deliveries.
The plans of Aerohandling also include building our own technical base in the restricted area of the airport.
Aerohandling LLC provides ground handling services at Boryspil International Airport.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky at a meeting with the delegation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), led by its president Suma Chakrabarti, has assured that bilateral cooperation will be intensified and will become more efficient. “We thank you for being here and thank you for being the largest investor in Ukraine. I want to assure that we will extend our cooperation,” Zelensky said at the meeting.
He stressed that the strategy of the EBRD is fully consistent with the priorities of Ukraine, and expressed conviction that Ukraine and the bank together can work more efficiently. Zelensky noted that the country appreciates cooperation with the international partners: the EBRD, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
The president noted he had already met with the representatives of the IMF, at which Ukraine’s progress in fulfilling its obligations under the Stand-By Arrangement was noted. According to Zelensky, the parties discussed the issue of continuing cooperation.
There are almost two million Ukrainians in Poland who are working in Poland, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has said. “According to different estimates, almost two million Ukrainians are already in Poland working in key areas of the economy: construction, agriculture, services. We appreciate their efforts and contribution to the development of our state,” he said at a meeting of the Ukrainian-Polish Partnership Forum in Kyiv.
In addition, the Polish foreign minister said almost 40,000 from Ukraine study at Polish universities.
The Polish minister added that in 2017 the Polish consuls issued 1.2 million visas to Ukrainian citizens.