Americans took hostage in the center of Kiev

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The subsidiary of one of the American companies "3M Ukraine" can't leave the rented room in the center of Kiev.

As the director general of the American enterprise Sheryl Ingstad reported to "BUSINESS", even in the spring "3M Ukraine" made the decision to move from business - the Faringeyt center where its office, in other business complex takes place at present. "However "Faringeyt's" representatives blocked us and don't allow to take out property out of limits of a business complex", - the head of the American firm reported.

As tell in the company, the open conflict began past week when lessors switched-off the freight elevator on a floor where the 3M company is placed, and then closed a fire escape that the property couldn't be lowered from the third floor. On Friday to the staff of the American enterprise everything is it was succeeded to take out part of the equipment on the street, however at a barrier business - the center their force was stopped by protection.

"3M Ukraine" lodged in "Faringeyta" in April, 2008, having signed the lease contract with owners business - the center for three years. The general director of the company Sheryl Ingstad told that this spring "3M Ukraine" offered the Synergy — Plus company acting as the lessor of rooms in office center "Faringeyt", to lower rent cost, referring to the general falling of the prices in the capital. To Americans refused, and they decided to move. "According to the contract, we have to pay in this case penalties and in advance warn lessors about our moving", - madam Ingstad speaks. She assures that "3M Ukraine" in due time sent the letter - the notice and expressed readiness to pay penalties.

However still representatives business - the center didn't confirm its receiving and didn't direct the account for payment. "Instead to us suggested to pay the sum twice big from that which is specified in the lease contract, as penalties, - Sheryl Ingstad speaks. - Only in this case us promised to let out from the building". Besides, in an oral form the Ukrainian businessmen insisted on payment by Americans of a value added tax from the doubled sum of penalties, tells a top - the manager. Exact figure which thus owners of office try to receive, Americans don't call.Madam Ingstad only reported that if "3M" will agree on the exposed conditions, will have to pay some hundred thousands of dollars in addition.

The opposite side denies that fact that doesn't let out the American company from office. "Anybody to them doesn't forbid to take out the things, it to them, probably, so there is a wish", - assured "BUSINESS" operating business - the Faringeyt center Evgeny Koltunov. He added that the company will try to provide fuller information on a situation, however until the end of yesterday of it didn't occur.

In the company "3M Ukraine" also told that earlier Sergey Zakrevsky who, according to Sheryl Ingstad, acted on them as the co-owner of the company took part in negotiations on a lease term of rooms. We will remind, Sergey Zakrevsky was earlier the co-owner of a distribution network of household appliances of "Domotekhnik" which went out of business this year.

The 3M company already addressed in Embassy of the USA where promised to assist in permission of a disputable situation.


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