Russia ready for dialog with US on Dima Yakovlev Law — top lawmakerRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 14:57
Lavrov says Russia ready to cooperate with US in areas where their interests coincideRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 14:50
Moscow welcomes Jaysh al-Islam group’s readiness to join talks with DamascusRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 14:18
Crimea’s head invites French presidential contender Le Pen to visit peninsulaRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 14:05
Lavrov says EU countries’ leaders openly interfered in US election campaignRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 13:52
Russian top diplomat believes OSCE may play important role in settling Ukrainian crisisRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 13:29
Iran strongly opposes US participation in Syria talks in Astana — leader’s advisorWorld January 18, 13:28
Press review: Trump terrifies Western elites and Alibaba eyes partnership with SberbankPress Review January 18, 13:00
Kremlin knows nothing about Snowden’s intentionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 12:50
NEW YORK, March 22. /TASS/. German automobile manufacturer Opel owned by US car giant General Motors has not changed its plans for operations in Ukraine, its representative has told TASS, days after the company announced its withdrawal from the Russian market.
"We have not changed our strategy in regard to the Ukrainian market," the representative said. Earlier media reports said Opel planned to expand its business in Ukraine.
Speaking on this week’s decision to withdraw the Opel brand from Russia, the representative said this is explained mainly due to market factors. "This is not linked to our plans in regard to any neighboring countries," he said.
On Wednesday, General Motors announced it would significantly revise its plans on the Russian market and scrap the majority of projects in the country. Out of its current projects in Russia, GM will only keep GM-AVTOVAZ, a joint venture with Avtovaz, which produces all-wheel drive Chevrolet NIVA offroaders.
General Motors announced that it would close the St. Petersburg plant and halt contract assembly at the facility of Kaliningrad’s Avtotor and Nizhny Novgorod’s GAZ.
The company also decided to withdraw the Opel brand and all the mass models of the Chevrolet brand from the Russian market, keeping only the premium models of the latter and also the Cadillac brand.