Future Processing of Poland Opening Branch in Ternopil Ukraine

Ternopil – On February 9, 2017 CEO of Future Processing Jaroslaw Czaja and Ternopil’s Mayor Serhiy Nadal signed a cooperation agreement which would create up to one hundred positions in the IT sector for the western Ukrainian city. This move by Future Processing, based in nearshore Gliwice, Poland, and part of the European Union, is…

West Will Not Arm Ukraine With Lethal Weapons

So the West will not arm Ukraine with lethal weapons, and I personally think this is a bad investment for security in the region.  Don’t worry, contemporary Ukraine and its friends will find a way to arm itself. The West has been anally hesitant on helping Ukraine to defend itself against a clearly aggressive neighbour…

A Call Out to President Poroshenko – Your Inaugural Address

Dear Mr. President Poroshenko, As a Canadian of Ukrainian heritage and someone who has dedicated at least all of my adult life to Ukrainian issues including working on democracy development during my nearly ten years living in Ukraine, I would like to congratulate you on your election on May 25, 2013 and upon your inaugural…

The end: Ohtaj Humbat ohli Makhmudov, 1961-2006

A refugee, and a survivor of crime and tragedy who thought God would keep him safe in the lions’ den Macleans magazine, Toronto, Canada July 24, 2006 Ohtaj Humbat ohli Makhmudov was born in 1961 in the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic’s Kyudamyrsky region. His father, Humbat, was head of the regional party council of the…

Telenor may sell Kyivstar through deal

The deal worth at least $5 billion signals that neither side is willing to find common ground ld settle its long-standing dispute with Russia’s Alfa Group, presenting a deal worth at least $5 billion that would separate their interests in the promising and lucrative Ukrainian and Russian mobile telecom services markets. The deal serves as…

U.S. annuls Cold War sanctions

The annulment of the Jackson-Vanik ammendment…is a considerable step up to trade relations and boost to new investment in Ukraine gres, has all but ended for Ukraine, following a March 9 vote to annul it by the U.S. House of Representatives. Cancellation of the Cold War package of sanctions marks the third sign of support…

Banking protectionists rattle sabres

Influx of foreign investors panic domestic Ukrainian bankers ent activity recently, as majority stakes in three of the country’s largest banks were sold to Western banking groups. The sudden eastward advance of big Western banking conglomerates onto the Ukrainian market is destined to fuel continued growth. But it has also triggered panic among many of…

Top law firms unite, more consolidation expected

The merger unites Pravis: Reznikov, Vlasenko and Partners, and Magister & Partners a clear-cut market leader. Lawyers said the merger also signifies a growing need by top-tier Ukrainian law firms to consolidate in order to improve their competitiveness, as international law groups intensify efforts to move into the market, searching for lucrative contracts. The merger,…

Germany’s METRO continues expanding in Ukraine

One of the largest retail and wholesale traders in the world laid the cornerstone for a new store in Ukraine’s eastern city of Luhansk – its ninth city of Luhansk on March 3, for what will be the supermarket giant’s ninth store in the country. METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine, the group’s local subsidiary, has…

Mock trial proves full of debate

Ukrainian law students competing in the 11th-annual Ukrainian Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court competition got more than they bargained for with the announcement of the winning team announcement of the winning team, which will represent Ukraine in the World Championships in Washington, D.C. this spring, brought calls of biased judging from the second place…