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The OpenDoorUkraine.NL Foundation will hold a hybrid conference

 in The Hague this Tuesday, September 14, 2021, on the theme: UKRAINE’S PLACE IN EUROPE: Achievements and Challenges after 30 years of Independence. The conference, held in cooperation with the Embassy of Ukraine in the Netherlands, will be a forum to discuss the achievements and challenges of Ukraine in becoming a state dedicated to European values of democracy, respect for the law and human rights, and whose sovereignty and territorial integrity is respected by all. You are welcome to join

SkyUp announces winter flights to Poprad and Sofia.

Autumn has just begun, and true fans of ski slopes are already planning winter trips. For everyone who wants to ride on fresh snow of the Tatras or Vitoshe, SkyUp Airlines announces flights to Poprad (Slovakia) and Sofia (Bulgaria). Flights Kyiv – Poprad – Kyiv will commence on December 26, 2021. The flight program Kyiv – Sofia – Kyiv starts just before the new year’s holiday period on December 29, 2021.

Bosch will open a new plant in Ukraine.

The German Company manufacturing company will build a facility which will manufacture power tools.  It will be considering the location of the manufacturing hub after meeting with Minister of Economy, Oleksiy Lyubchenko, reported DW. “Ukraine for us is an interesting and important region for investment. We have serious intentions to organize here the capacities on production of the electro-driven tools,” says President of Bosch Group in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Steffen Hoffmann.

Ukraine exports 10.3 mln tones of cereals and legumes

at the beginning of the period 2021/2022. Since the beginning of the 2021/2022 marketing year, Ukraine has exported 10.29 million tons of grain and leguminous crops.  This figure is 11.7% more than the previous period of 2020/2021 when Ukraine exported 5.92 million tons of wheat (4.1% less compared to the same date 2020/2021 marketing year); 2.99 million tons of barley (up 24.7%); 1.34 million tons of corn (2.2 times more); and 24,700 tons of flour (33.7% less).

Bilateral trade and economic cooperation with Sri Lanka.

Deputy Minister and Trade Representative of Ukraine, Taras Kachka, discussed with State Minister of Regional Cooperation of Sri Lanka, Tharaka Balasuriya, the possibility of strengthening trade and economic relations between the two countries. The participants noted that bilateral trade in goods between Ukraine and Sri Lanka shows an increasing trend. For 6 months of 2021, the trade turnover between the two countries amounted to $ 28.59 million. In particular, exports increased by 12.8% compared to the same period last year

Prime Minister announces the possibility of accepting 5 000 Afghan refugees

as reported in The Prime Minister noted that when the crisis began Ukraine took the lead in helping and evacuating the citizens of Ukraine, as well as citizens of other partner countries from Afghanistan. “As for the number of Afghan refugees, there are obviously not 5 000 of them in Ukraine today. Therefore, the right to make changes to the budget and make the final decision on the allocation or non-allocation of certain money for social, humanitarian projects, international

Denys Shmyhal discussed Ukraine’s European integration with the Prime Minister of Slovenia Janez Janša.

During the Forum “Europe: Reconstruction” within the framework of a working visit to the Republic of Poland last week, Shmyhal and Janša discussed the deepening of bilateral relations and Ukraine’s European integration. The Prime Minister noted that one of the important stages of Ukraine’s European integration is the synchronization of the Ukrainian energy system with the European ENTSO-E network. “We have completed all technical issues and plan to operate in a detached regime this winter. Our goal is to disconnect

Can Nord Stream-2 operations be impeded by sanctions?

 Despite the fact that Russia has announced the completion of the construction of Nord Stream-2, it can still be stopped by sanctions. This was the admission of Oksana Markarova, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States in an interview with European Truth. “We believe that Nord Stream-2 is a weapon. Our point of view has not changed. Even if it is 100% completed, there are still other issues – certification issues, “she said.

The President of Ukraine strongly believes, Ukraine deserves to host the Olympic Games.

Zelensky announced that “in Ukraine, programs are being implemented that will create the necessary sports infrastructure”. We have started the Healthy Ukraine program. I am proud of this program. It provides for the construction of 2,000 parks for activities in Ukraine, 10,000 sports grounds, 19 ice arenas throughout the country, 100 stadiums, and 25 sports “magnets,” the President said.

Ukraine has accumulated 17 bcm of gas before the heating season

” said Yuriy Vitrenko. “We are now approaching about 19 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas in our storage facilities, maybe even more. We have already exceeded the plan set by the government, which said it should be 17 bcm before the heating season” the head of Naftogaz said in an interview during the YES Brainstorming forum. According to Vitrenko, in 2016-18, Ukraine started the heating season with approximately 16 bcm in underground storage.

COVID showed international unity so far exists on Facebook only

said Volodymyr Zelenskyy “The world can overcome COVID-19, but we do not get herd immunity, as everything is decided at the individual level. The world speaks about unity for the sake of solving the issue of war, climate change, nuclear weapons, starvation, poverty. It’s all declarations, as the world is united only on Facebook”, said Zelenskyy. “The virus proved every man for himself. This is the reality. It showed equality between the countries is one thing, distribution of vaccines is

A decision on Ukraine’s admission to the European Union

depends to a great extent on the political will of its members, rather than the country’s progress in implementing reforms alone said Dmytro Kuleba. “We have to admit a simple fact that the EU member states’ political decision to accept another state does not depend on reforms only. Do not keep us on the reform hook. I support the reforms; I am trying to help the country to transform itself. It makes me sad when they insist that we should

Strategic enterprises such as Motor Sich will remain Ukrainian

said President Zelensky.  Ukraine welcomes foreign business investments, but strategic enterprises must remain under state control. As for Ukraine’s strategic enterprises that have existed over the past ten years, some of them in terms of shares, were transferred to some Chinese partners, however, this by the decision was vetoed by the National Security and Defense Council. Business is business, and security is security said President Zelenskiy at the Yalta European Strategy Forum in the YES Brainstorming 2021 format in Kyiv

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