The company, which shelved plans to float on international markets after the Russian gas dispute last winter, has hired MMD - based locally - alongside Gavin Anderson in the UK to handle a corporate reputation brief. The company makes fertilisers, pharmaceuticals, polystyrene and consumer chemicals.
The dispute saw Russia - which supplies a third of Ukraine's gas - cutting off gas to the country for 24 hours, after the countries failed to reach a deal on prices.
After the dispute, Ukraine agreed to pay around double the original price, which had been heavily subsidised.
ALSO...MMD has partnered Gavin Anderson to handle a corporate and financial PR brief for TMK, the largest exporter of pipe products in Russia.
TMK is said to be planning a listing on the LSE in October or November. It brought Credit Suisse, Dresdner Kleinwort and Renaissance Capital on board in August.
MMD's Moscow-based CIS regional director Stephen Lock said: ‘We are looking at a number of interesting strategic and financial options for them.'
TMK previously worked with Citigate Dewe Rogerson on projects.