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After closing doors, Ukraine opens window to investors

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Dec. 15, 2011, 10:51 p.m. | Business — by Jakub Parusinski

Serhiy Yevtushenko, head of InvestUkraine, which has launched the “One-Stop Shop” project.

Jakub Parusinski

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A jungle of red tape and byzantine bureaucracy in the best of times, Ukraine is no easy destination for investors.
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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 1:55 a.m.    

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 2:06 a.m.    

I suggest you go to the bathroom, look in the mirror... yes take a good long hard look, then ask yourself seriously, yes look directly into your own eyes and into the pit of your pathetic soul and ask yourself: is this what my life has become, is this what I have amounted to, writing &quot;ha&quot; 240 times in the comments section of Kyiv Post?

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Anonymous Dec. 17, 2011, 1:13 a.m.    

As the author of the hahaha's, here's 3 more for u to count you sad little git.

As for my soul....My untainted Ukrainian Kozak soul knew the communist regime, and know's that the new profffeeesssor yanukonvikt and putin regime is spiraling into the same russian-state-terror-led mafia infested shit-hole to be shackled and dominated by the kremlin.

Without the Ukrainian protests for the removal of the idiot yanukonvikt, Ukraine may as well merge with russia. They may as well call the new state/country: GAZPROM. Let's face it, the kremlin is not interested in welfare of Ukrainians, putin is only interested in the Gaz transportation system, and the TW@T yanukonvikt is giving it to them on a plate.

Remember the famous quote: 'All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others!!!'....This is never more true than now!!!....The pig yanukonvikt and donbass mafia pig comrades are feasting at the trough to the point of explosion.

Why would any foreign investor invest in a mafia pig ruled shit-hole-of-a country.

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 2:28 p.m.    

You should heed your own advice. You actually counted them?

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 7:31 a.m.    

Great comment :)

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Anonymous Dec. 17, 2011, 7:27 p.m.    

I thought it was funny too, but stopped at five ha has when I thought about the people being repressed by King Yuck-a-kovich.

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 1:57 a.m.    

Perfect climate for wealth extraction by the lovely mafia!

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 6:43 a.m.    

From: Zik Ua 15 october 2011

Saturday

15 october 2011

British and US investors in Ukraine decry illegal property grabs

The British and US investors operating in Ukraine have submitted to EU officials a list of 50 cases of illegal property seizures during the 2-year rule by Yanukovych, LigaBiznesInform reported Oct. 14.

The perpetrators are companies with ties to the presidential administration, investors said.

Even some cabinet ministers were incriminated in illegal property seizures of companies with foreign investments.

According to the words of EU ambassador in Ukraine Jose Manuel Pintu Teisher at the recent business forum in Yalta, abuse of power have grown since Viktor Yanukovych came to power.

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 1:58 a.m.    

Why would anybody invest in the toilet of russia!!! ... Because that is what Ukraine is becoming!!!

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 8:39 a.m.    

Jakub Parusinski, no one will came to invest in Ukraine because of top corruption. Even Half stop shop will not help, this is goverment new trick to take more time and money from people for Donbass mafia ...

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 7:54 p.m.    

You've got to be even dumber than a Russian to invest in Ukraine.

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Anonymous Dec. 17, 2011, 9:53 a.m.    

In response to the comments claiming that nobody would ever invest in Ukraine: Wake up, they already have!

In fact many of the companies that have come here are very happy with how their business has done. They have reaped hefty profits, and, barring a collapse of the global economy, many are thinking of expanding their business.

But that doesn't mean that everything is rosy. Clearly, Ukraine can attract many more investors, and can do much to improve its legislative and business climate. Yet quantity is not the only thing at stake. At the moment, the services provided by companies in Ukraine focus on the well-functioning basics. Similarly, much of the investments and international cooperation is based on the fairly rudimentary infrastructure and cheap labor (IT service outsourcing being the big exception).

So, at present Ukraine can still probably attract some more business, based on the current model. But to move up the value-added chain, increase productivity and thus real incomes, and spread innovative solutions, THEN changes to the legal-administrative environment become necessary.

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Anonymous Dec. 18, 2011, 1:02 a.m.    

From: Zik Ua 15 october 2011

Saturday

15 october 2011

British and US investors in Ukraine decry illegal property grabs

The British and US investors operating in Ukraine have submitted to EU officials a list of 50 cases of illegal property seizures during the 2-year rule by Yanukovych, LigaBiznesInform reported Oct. 14.

The perpetrators are companies with ties to the presidential administration, investors said.

Even some cabinet ministers were incriminated in illegal property seizures of companies with foreign investments.

According to the words of EU ambassador in Ukraine Jose Manuel Pintu Teisher at the recent business forum in Yalta, abuse of power have grown since Viktor Yanukovych came to power.

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Anonymous Dec. 17, 2011, 10:14 p.m.    

First KP, delete your auto refresh........

Secondly ,,,,,it is a sad the people of Ukraine take Yanukalins bullshit and propoganda.

Democracy comes with a price....do nothing ......and you have nothing.....

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Anonymous Dec. 19, 2011, 3:25 a.m.    

My advice investor is this..DO NOT waste ur money in a desert land..

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