The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted the procedure for movement of goods across the contact line
17:47 / 01 Mar. 2017 / 833
Today, March 1, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted the procedure for movement of goods across the contact line with separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, which beyond the control of the Government.
The order will ensure movement of goods – rather than trade – within enterprises, which provide economic growth was stated by Vadim Chernysh, Minister of Temporary Occupied Territories and IDPs at the Government meeting.
According to media reports, a company to transport the goods should be included in a special list which is determined by the Coordination centre of ATO and should apply to the State Fiscal Service.
The Ministry of Coal and Energy regulates the rules of coal transportation across the contact lines. Coal transportation is regulated through certain checkpoints of entry/exit on the railway. At the same time, according to Chernysh, Ministry of temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and the Ministry of Economic Development should develop a list of products that will be included in this category. “It must be a minimum list of items, and that he had absolutely critical to the mining companies, energy, heating of Ukraine”, – said the Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groisman.
The document also stipulates that individuals will be able to transport goods in hand luggage, and/or accompanying baggage truck on the list and volume, which are approved by the Ministry of the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons.
As noted by the head of the public initiative “Restoring Donbas” Elena Petryaeva the organization constantly advocated the liberalization and humanization of transportation of goods and cargo regulations in the area of ATO. From our point of view, the list of prohibited items should be maximally reduced. It is mandatory to exclude food, medicines and health products from the list. All that happening round IDPs, checkpoints etc we can call nothing else but increasing discrimination and genocide of residents of Donbas.
From today the procedure for goods movement will be regulated by the order of the Antiterrorist Center under Security Service of Ukraine. Although in July, 2015 Verkhovna Rada adopted the Law of Ukraine “On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine concerning the movement of goods in regions or areas of the antiterrorist operation» which said that the procedure for movement of goods is to approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on SBU performance.
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