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When: 28 February2 March 2017 Where: Inter Continental Hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine Chamber Discount: 25% Adam Smith ConferencesUkrainian Energy Forum will be held on 28 February2 March at Inter Continental Hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine. With this invitation via Kyiv Post, you are entitled to a 10% discount*. Simply quote your VIP code: 1111KVPT upon registration online. €1199 for registrations by 3 February Just some of our industry-leading speakers include: • Mirek Topolánek, Member of the Board of Directors, International Development & Public Affairs, EustreamSergiy Makogon, Executive Director, UkrtransgasIgor Schurov, Chief Executive Officer, DTEK NaftogazMaciej Wozniak, Vice-President for Trade, PGNiG SAOleg Prokhorenko, Chairman of the Board, UkrGasVydobuvannyaAlastair McBain, Chief Executive Officer, Arawak EnergyMark Rollins, Chairman of the Board, Ukrnafta* • Georgii Rudko, Head, State Commission for Mineral Resources of UkraineLev Pidlisetskyi, Chairman, Electricity & Energy Transportation Sub-Committee, Verkhovna Rada of UkraineNatalia Grebeniuk, Financial Director, DTEK NaftogazVitaliy Radchenko, Partner, CMS Cameron McKennaVitaly Kovalenko, Director, Investment Projects & Development, Donbasenergo Programme highlights: • State Policy and Strategy in Energy SectorShaping-up Ukrainian Energy Future: Long-term Strategy to Strengthen Ukraine’s Position within Regional and Global Energy MapReform and Modernisation of Ukraine’s Energy Storage & Transportation InfrastructurePanel DiscussionGas Market Liberalisation, Progress Achieved and Remaining ChallengesRoundtable Discussion between the Industry, Lawmakers and Government: Commercial Gas ProductionHow to Restart the Process of Evaluating Ukraine’s Unconventional Gas ReservesFocus Day On The Electricity Sector In Ukraine: Moving Towards The New Market Model Meet 300 senior energy executives from 20 countries worldwide.
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When a mocha-colored food truck appeared on a downtown street here last year, it looked like something that would be better placed in the foodie havens of Portland or Brooklyn. Much of its menu was in English, but what stuck out most was the logo: a caricature of U.S. President Barack Obama, sporting that wide smile and those big ears recognizable the world over. It's the Obama Burger Truck. And it's the creation of 25-year-old entrepreneur Pavlo Oliynik, who says he's not really into politics and doesn't have a strong opinion about the American president's time in office. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: Last supper an Obama' grub-and-pub crawl in Kyiv appeared first on KyivPost .
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Ethnowinter in Mykhailivsky. Jan 21. 10 a.m. St. Michael’s Monastery (8 Triokhsviatytelska St.). Free admission Johnny O’Neal concert Johnny O’Neal is an American neo-bop jazz pianist and vocalist who first rose to prominence in the New York music scene in the early 1980s. O’Neal, now 60, is no less active today, and Kyiv fans will enjoy his great technique, ear for melody, and improvisation skills. Johnny O’Neal concert. Jan. 29. 8 p.m. Bel Etage (16A Shota Rustavelli St.) Hr 400-1,000 Electronic music party Various British and U.S. electronic music artists, such as Aleksi Perala, Legowelt, and Delano Smith will play their sets at the Closer art center and nightclub on Jan. 28. Those who like to party all night wont want to miss this event. “Brave! Factory Party.” Jan. 28. 11:55 p.m. Closer (31 Nyzhnioiurkivska St.). Hr 200 before 1 a.m., Hr 300 after 1 a.
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The stretch of Velyka Vasylkivska Street running between Saksahanskoho and Lva Tolstoho has long been a golden mile of dining, crammed with restaurants like good old Oliva, Georgian eatery Mama Manana, and Lithuanian-inspired gastro pub Klaipeda. And in January this glorious line-up gained a worthy addition: Fabbrica. Fabbrica opened up in the space next door to Oliva that used to be occupied by burger restaurant Lucky Luciano. This isnt Ukraine’s first Fabbrica: The original restaurant opened in the western city of Ivano-Frankivsk in 2014 and became a success. Fabbrica’s claim to fame is that it serves up Italian food prepared solely with Ukrainian products, at the sacrifice of some authenticity. The restaurant also aims to reduce its use of processed ingredients, instead deciding to make in-house ice cream, pasta, flour, and even limoncello a classic liqueur that Italians drink at the end of a dinner.
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But Ukraine’s world could be rocked by incoming President Donald Trump, who lavishes praise on Putin, ignores human rights abuses and has said little about Ukraine since his election on Nov. 8. Some fear Trump will strike a bargain with Putin that sells out Ukraine’s interests, while others believe that Ukraine has strong bipartisan support in the United States. ‘A telling year’ ahead The Obama administration’s parting shots at Russia began on Jan. 16, when Vice President Joe Biden used his last official foreign trip to come to Kyiv before ending the journey at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and then returning to Washington, D.C. At the Presidential Administration, standing next to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Biden said: “You’re fighting both against the cancer of corruption, which continues to eat away at Ukraine’s democracy within, and the unrelenting aggression of the Kremlin.
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22, 2014. Months later, some $35 million was found in his companiesbank accounts in the United Kingdom, prompting money laundering and illicit enrichment investigations in the UK and Ukraine. He was also investigated for giving gas extraction licenses to affiliated companies mainly ones in the Burisma Group. But the charges were then whittled down to a single case of tax evasion, which was settled by a Kyiv court in November, with Burisma agreeing to pay Hr 180 million. The settlement constitutes less than 20 percent of the sum discovered in Zlochevsky’s bank account in 2014. Burisma called the closing of the case the result of “full cooperation between the office of the prosecutor general” and Burisma’s lawyers. However, this “full cooperation” could actually be an illegal backroom deal, claims Daria Kaleniuk, the executive director of the Anti-Corruption Action Center.
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Editor’s Note: The following is a White House transcript of U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s remarks in Kyiv delivered at the Presidential Administration on Jan. 16, accompanied by President Petro Poroshenko. THE VICE PRESIDENT: Mr. President, I may have to call you once every couple weeks just to hear your voice. (Laughter.) This has been going on a long time. Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a great pleasure to be once more here in Kyiv to reaffirm the depth of the partnership between our two peoples. This is my sixth visit to Ukraine as vice president and my fifth in the year since the Revolution of Dignity on the Maidan, which was an astounding thing to witness, when so many Ukrainian patriots stood up and demanded a future that this country has been too long denied. ‘My last tripAnd I wanted to come here one more time on my last trip as vice president to honor how much progress the people of Ukraine have achieved.
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One might assume that a person who has written a successful cookbook, which has sold almost 100,000 copies worldwide and been translated into four languages, must have been into cooking from an early age. But the author of “Mamushka,” Ukrainian Olia Hercules, says she was a reluctant chef in her early years. “When I was a teenager my dad used to make me cook every Sunday, but I didnt enjoy it I didnt want to be forced,” she says. “Mamushka,” which is full of mouth-watering recipes, beautiful photographs and engaging childhood stories, is a celebration of Ukrainian food. “It’s a nod to my family,” says Hercules, who was born in Kakhovka, a city of 38,000 people in Kherson Oblast, some 626 kilometers southeast of Kyiv. The wordmamushka” is not a real word; it comes from the 1991 U.S. movie “The Addams Family” where, in one scene, the characters suddenly start speaking a made-up Eastern European language and dancing the Mamushka – “the dance of brotherly love.
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“Our message for startup teams was that if they want to launch, they can do it here in Ukraine, in a partnership with a large corporation,” said VDNH Tech’s Olena Kalibaba who managed the program. “Our goal was to have at least one project to start working with Kyivstar, but currently there are three of them are gearing up towards launch.” The startups working with the corporate are push notification service Gravitec, phone-based loyalty program inCust, and virtual travel platform Virbox. They will work with Kyivstar at a revenue share model. The other graduates will continue growing on their own, leveraging the experience they’ve gained. Partners in cloud Another Ukrainian corporate acceleration program is Microsoft’s IoT (Internet of Things) Lab. First seven startups graduated from there in October, and the second batch with 17 projects distributed between Kyiv, Odesa, and Kharkiv is already underway.
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The Yosypenkos, a family of beekeepers, arent planning to export their homemade honey to the European Union. Neither do many other smaller honey producers in Ukraine. The reason: They lack connections with importers and money to pay customs. Ukraine’s duty-free export quota with the EU has been quickly used up since the nation’s free-trade agreement came into effect last year. The “first come, first servedquota system meant big producers this year used up the 5,200-ton quota by Jan. 11. Further exports are subject to a 17 percent duty, which effectively prevents the smaller producers from exporting. “We’d like to export, but a small beekeeper still can’t afford it – only big exporters can,” says beekeeper Roman Yosypenko of Kyiv. Other impediments are the cost of quality certificates, taxes and a lack of business connections in Europe. The present trade agreement started functioning for Ukrainian and EU exporters in January 2016.
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A citizen of Uzbekistan from the international wanted list, allegedly responsible for financial fraud worth more than $1 billion, has been detained in Kyiv, the press service of Kyiv City Prosecutor's Office told UNIAN. At the request of the prosecutor of Kyiv regional prosecutor's office No. 9, the Solomianskiy district court applied the extradition arrest against a 33-year-old citizen of Uzbekistan, who is on the international wanted list [on suspicion of] having committed serious crimes in the territory of Uzbekistan, the report says. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Uzbekistan national wanted for grand financial fraud detained in Kyiv airport appeared first on KyivPost .
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There are currently 1,763 citizens of Ukraine wanted by Interpol, Head of the administration of the Interpol National Central Bureau for Ukraine Vasyl Nevolia said. There are 1,763 Ukrainians who are wanted by Interpol. As a rule, our citizens are wanted for the committing popular crimes murders, robberies, thefts [...] Most of them are property crimes, he said during the hotline conversation at the Komsomolska Pravda in Ukraine' in Kyiv on Jan. 19. Nevolia believes that this figure is quite large. In this context, the head of the Ukrainian Interpol Bureau expressed the need to improve procedures for the international wanted list so that the whole complex mechanism of investigation will not be used for minor crimes. The post Over 1,700 Ukrainians wanted by Interpol appeared first on KyivPost .
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If someone wants to hack a country, they just need to pick their targets: the government, oil and electricity companies, or media agencies, Rock told the Kyiv Post on Jan. 17. “Ukraine doesnt have strong cyber security, but neither does the rest of the world,” Rock said. “Any company or country can be hacked, and Ukraine is in no better position than anyone else.” Cyber wars According to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian government websites were attacked 6,500 times in November and December 2016 alone. The latest attack hit state-owned UkrEnergo’s Pivhichna power substation in December, causing an hour-long blackout in the outskirts of Kyiv. A year before, a well-coordinated cyber attack hit another Ukrainian power supplier, PrykarpattyaOblEnergo, leaving more than 200,000 people without electricity. Maria Melinishyn, PrykarpattyaOblEnergo’s spokesperson, told the Kyiv Post on Jan.
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