Ukrainian News Agency

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Ukrainian News Agency
Інформаційне агентство "Українські Новини"
Industry News agency
Founded 1993
Headquarters Kiev, Ukraine
Website www.ukranews.com

The Ukrainian News Agency (Ukrainian: Інформаційне агентство "Українські Новини"; Informatsiyne ahentstvo "Ukrayins'ki Novyny") is a Kiev[1]-based Ukrainian news agency. It produces and provides of political, business and financial information, as well as popular photo reporting service. Since February 2008[2] the company is part of the U.A. Inter Media Group Limited who also owns 61% of the Ukrainian TV channel Inter.[3]

Founded in 1993,[4] by Mykhailo Kolomiets and Volodymyr Hranovskiy[5] the agency now used by about 10,000 clients daily. The agency offers a line of 27 information and analytical products in Russian, Ukrainian and English. Ukrainian News is the only agency in Ukraine that translates 100% of its products into English.[6]

On 18 November 2002 the body of founder Mykhailo Kolomiets was found dead hanging from a tree in Belarus after being missing for four weeks.[5]

In May 2006 the agency opened a modern press conference hall.[4]

The agency has its own building. It is located just outside Palats Sportu subway station in central Kiev.[1]

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