National anti-corruption Bureau began criminal proceedings against people’s deputies “public Servants” Alexander Dubinsky, Alexander Yurchenko Andrey Kholodov.
MP from the “European solidarity” Alexey Goncharenko tweeted that it comes to lobbying amendment, “after which, the tobacco industry in Ukraine has sharply reduced production, and lost billions in revenue.”
Goncharenko has published a response to NAB’s request.
What about the bill and the amendment says
The official name – “On amendments to some laws of Ukraine on the introduction of the single account for paying taxes and levies, single contribution for obligatory state social insurance”. The law introduces a unified account for the payment of taxes and levies stipulated by the tax code (except for VAT, excise and customs duties).
The bill was finally approved by Parliament on 5 October. But the day before the vote, the deputies of the faction “servant of the people” Alexander Dubinsky and Alexander Yurchenko has made an amendment to the bill, which regulates the trading margin on cigarettes for distribution.
The essence of the amendments is the establishment of trade margins (the so-called “margin”) on cigarettes for retail and wholesale trade at 7% and 13% of the maximum retail prices, respectively. This means higher prices of cigarettes 7-15 UAH, closing of factories and the loss of 50 thousand jobs in the tobacco industry.
Important! British American Tobacco stopped production of tobacco products at the plant “V. A. T. Priluki” in the Chernihiv region. This is because the production of cigarettes is becoming unprofitable because of the approved by the Verkhovna Rada of amendments to the bill No. 1049. Read more here.
That said Goncharenko
According to the MP, the amendment Dubinsky and Yurchenko was taken to increase the incomes of “some “of the servants. The Deputy has not specified, whom exactly he has in mind.
“I’m his draft of the resolution stopped the signing of the speaker of this law, and therefore he never entered into force. Still, the budget lost hundreds of millions of UAH, and in Ukraine has deteriorated the investment climate,” – said Goncharenko.
NABU launched criminal proceedings for the attempted crime.
What is known about the investigation of the property of the Dubinsky?
According to the investigation, “Our Money” on Bihus.Info, Dubinsky, his wife and his mother have 24 apartments with a total area of 2000 square meters, land area of 70 acres and 17 cars.
The total cost of the property is $ 2.5 million.
The head of the “servant of the people” David Arakhamiya said material Bihus.info status Dubinsky does not contain grounds for a corruption investigation.
Full video scandalous journalistic investigation of the property of the Dubinsky – see here.