In an interview with Focus, Operations Director of Novaya Poshti Yevgeny Tafiychuk spoke about targeted enemy attacks on the company’s facilities and assessed the damage caused.
During the year of a full-scale war, the Russian invaders caused significant damage to the leading logistics operator of Ukraine, the Nova Poshta company. In his detailed interview with Focus, Novaya Poshta COO Yevgeny Tafiychuk names the following company facilities that remain occupied, looted, hit by shelling, or even completely destroyed:
terminal in Mariupol: completely destroyedterminal in Novaya Kakhovka: captured and lootedterminal in Melitopol: captured and lootedterminal in Severodonetsk: captured and seriously damaged820 branches that remain in the occupied territory: captured and lootedKharkiv Innovation Terminal: destroyed by direct hitChernigovskiy terminal: received damage from direct hitNikolaevsky terminal: damaged by direct hitObjects in Poltava and Dnipro: hit by targeted attack by kamikaze dronesDepot in Kharkiv: hit by shelling
As Yevgeny Tafiychuk told Focus, a video obtained from the captured Novaya Poshta terminals, where the Russian military remove wheels from cars, dismantle cars, steal shipments, household appliances, equipment and even toilet bowls, testifies to the looting of the Russian army.
Devastated by the Russian invaders branch of “Novaya Poshta”
Photo: Nova Poshta
According to Yevhen Tafiychuk, the company estimates the losses of Novaya Poshta from hostilities at UAH 1 billion. However, the interlocutor of Focus makes an amendment to the fact that the war has not yet ended and therefore such calculations are still preliminary.
In addition, in the first months of a full-scale Russian invasion, the company’s operating performance seriously dipped, which forced the business to optimize – temporarily reduce the network to 320 cargo departments and send unused employees to idle time.
“On February 25, we processed only 30,000 parcels. Then, during the first week of the war, we had a maximum of 50,000 parcels a day. And at the end of March, we reached about 600-700,000 parcels a day. As for financial indicators “, then here we had a big minus. In particular, in March we worked with a loss of UAH 300 million, and we managed to reach zero only in May,” Yevhen Tafiychuk said in an interview with Focus.
Yevhen Tafiychuk, COO of Novaya Poshta
Photo: Nova Poshta
As business performance recovered, the company opened branches and returned staff to their jobs. As a result, in the second half of 2022, the operator almost managed to make up for the losses of March and April. According to Tafiychuk, in hryvnia, without adjustments for inflation and the exchange rate, the company was about 10% short of meeting its annual targets. However, Novaya Poshta is optimistic about 2023 and expects growth of more than 15%.
In his interview with Focus, Evgeny Tafiychuk also talks about the challenges of the first year of the war, the development of international business, the resumption of work in the liberated Kherson, and investments in energy independence.
Focus also tells how the Ukrainian banking system survived the first year of the war. In another publication, Focus recalls what goods and services in Ukraine became scarce after the start of a full-scale invasion.
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