Uber decided to open an office in the CIS in Kiev

Uber передумал открывать офис по СНГ в Киеве

Change of plans associated with the merger with Yandex.Taxi.

Us company Uber has abandoned plans to open in Kiev headquarters for the CIS, while Ukraine is not part of the merger with the Russian Yandex.Taxi. This writes AIN.ua with reference to the press service of Uber.

“The company’s business in Ukraine is not part of this transaction, but it will still affect the plans of Uber in the country. In particular, the opening in Kiev, the headquarters of the CIS, which was announced earlier,” the newspaper notes.

Uber planned to open inter-regional headquarters in Kiev to lead out the operation of the service, not only in Ukraine, but also in Azerbaijan, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

However, because Uber businesses in Azerbaijan, Belarus and Kazakhstan participate in the deal with Yandex, which is under sanctions in Ukraine, it is obvious that to run a business in these countries from Ukraine will become impossible”, – stated in the message.

While Uber will continue operating in Ukraine, entering into the structure of Uber in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. Other countries (Belarus, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan) after the deal will be completed, will be managed by the combined company.

Office, the opening of which is planned for autumn 2017, will be responsible for business development in Ukraine.

“All employees of Uber, based in Kiev, will remain in Uber and will continue to work in Kiev”, – commented on AIN.UA Manager of public relations in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe Svetlana Voronina.

The company also said that Uber will continue to invest and develop business in Ukraine, focusing on the further expansion of geography of work, improving service and launching new products.

“Ukraine continues to be one of the priorities and key markets for Uber in the region,” said the company.

As reported Корреспондент.neton the eve Uber and Yandex.Taxi announced the merger. It is expected that Yandex will invest in the combined company $ 100 million, Uber $ 225 million.