Krasnodar, 22 March. According to the results of the work of the regional Business Ombudsman’s Office in 2022 announced at a recent session of the Legislative Assembly, Kuban entrepreneurs began to more often turn to him for advice or assistance. “[Last year,] the Ombudsman’ Office received 1,920 submissions, which was by nearly 200 more than in 2021. The Office considered them within its competence by resubmitting them to state and municipal authorities, or filing motions on bringing the guilty officers to liability,” said Ivan Artemenko, Chair of the Legislative Assembly’s Finance and Budget Committee.
When taking the floor, Business Ombudsman Igor Yakimchik described the specificity of his work in 2022.
“Last year was marked with serious changes in the business climate: first of all, less availability of imported raw materials and equipment, disruption of the existing logistic chains, and fluctuations of currency exchange rates. Because of that, many entrepreneurs had to change their usual work patterns,” Igor Yakimchik said. According to the information provided by the Ombudsman’s Office, 37% of businesspeople managed to quickly adapt to all changes, while 28% could not fully transform their business affected by sanctions.