: New technologies arrive to Ukraine: UBER launches rides in Kyiv
Opinion18:06 Jul. 6, 2016
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New technologies arrive to Ukraine: UBER launches rides in Kyiv

Ukraine Today takes an UBER ride with UBER general manager in Ukraine

UBER first wanted to enter Ukrainian market in 2013, but because of the Euromaidan revolution, which sparked political and economic turmoil in the country, the plans were postponed, but not cancelled.

Last week UBER launched its operations in Kyiv. According to UBER's general manager in Ukraine – Mr. Arkadiy Vershebenyuk – within two hours following the launch, 12.5 thousand Ukrainians downloaded UBER app.

Our correspondent – Volodymyr Solohub took an UBER ride with UBER General Manager in Ukraine and discussed plans for expansion on the Ukrainian market as well as ever raging war of ordinary taxi drivers vs. UBER.

"We're not concerned about taxi drivers' strikes or government blocking UBER app"General Manager of UBER in Ukraine told.

 

"Our mission is to make transportation as reliable as running water. We want to be part of the fabric of the city, we want to be part of the transportation system of the city," he added.

"We had several thousand potential drivers registered even before we launched UBER in Kyiv – this is not happening on every market," Mr. Arkadiy Vershebenyuk revealed some of the statistics. 

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