• Media: Ukrainian oil and gas companies avoid developing new deposits because of improper taxation

    By 2018, two thirds of resourced subsoil area had received the necessary permits for geological survey and the companies holding those permits have had them for more than five years. 7,600 square kilometers of prime subsoil remain untapped because initial investment in permanent production would require added taxes,wrote Ihor Maskalevich it in his article for ZN.UA. According to him, it would be better for companies to produce oil and gas long term "as part of scientific study." It is a …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine is the leader in honey production in Europe and fifth in the world

    Ukraine occupies fifth place in the world in terms of honey production and is the leader of honey production in Europe, the press service of the vice-premier on issues of European integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze wrote on Facebook.

    “Our country produces more than 100 thousand tons per year, that is 6% of the honey produced in the world. Currently, in Ukraine there are about 400 thousand beekeepers, which account for 4 million hives,” the report says.

    It is noted that the main producers …

  • 30 beaches in the Crimea closed for swimming due to the quality of the sea water

    On 30 beaches of the annexed Crimea, 53 samples were found that do not meet the safety requirements for microbiological indicators, reported the press service of Rospotrebnadzor (the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing)in the Crimea.

    It is reported that all seawater samples that did not meet standards were re-tested. Local government and beach users were informed of the situation. In addition, it was forbidden to swim at these beaches …

  • UN calls for increase in humanitarian aid for Donbas residents

    The United Nations called for measures to protect Ukrainians suffering from active hostilities in the Donbas, as mentioned in the statement on the 10th commemoration of World Humanitarian Day on the website of the United Nations Office in Ukraine.

    United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine Osnat Lubrani made a public plea for “increased support by the international community to scale up much-needed humanitarian assistance to respond to the large-scale humanitarian needs …

  • Ukraine’s aircraft engine manufacture accuses the Washington Times of ‘ties with Russia’

    The Ukrainian company Motor Sich JSC accused the American newspaper The Washington Times of its having ties with Russia. The newspaper published an article criticizing Kyiv’s deal to deliver aircraft engines to China.

    The company is engaged in the development and production of aviation gas turbine engines for aircraft and helicopters. According to the company, it is about unfair competition from the Russian side, which tries to lobby its interests through the sensation in the US media.

    “Only …