Members of the 16th Battalion of the 58th Brigade of Ukrainian Armed Forces filmed themselves doing 22 push-ups in front of the train they had blocked in the Donbas. They called on members of the Security Service of Ukraine to join the action they called #BlokadaChallenge encouraging the law enforcers to ‘stop 22 profiteers’ trains’.
A group of people including anti-terrorist operation (ATO) veterans and volunteers blocked freight trains delivering commodities by the railroad track connecting the occupied territory of the Luhansk region and the town of Shchastia.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine established a checkpoint in the village of Novoluhanske in the Donetsk region.
Employees of the tax police and the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) seized smuggled cigarettes (worth a total of six millions hryvnia) in the Odesa region.
The border guards apprehended several Volyn region residents who were trying to smuggle cigarettes across the Ukrainian-Polish border.
The Russian-terrorist troops fired at a Phantom mobile unit of the State Fiscal Service (SFS) of Ukraine near the front line in the Luhansk region. Three officers got wounded in the attack.
Novoluhanske, the Luhansk region, is a settlement in the so-called 'grey' area not controlled by Ukraine's government. Pro-Russian militants use this in their interests to conduct dubious activities. Thу situation is discrediting the Ukrainian government, which should solve it by seizing control of the settlement and putting it under Ukrainian Army and the National Guard.
A few hours ago, the tax police jointly with the SBU Special Operations Center under the coordination of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) Staff conducted a raid in the gray area, eliminating a major supply chain of pro-Russian militants.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman is convinced that smuggling must be criminalized and expresses readiness to initiate the appropriate legislation amendments.
Employees of the special division of the Phantom tax police together with border guards found an illegal pipeline on Ukraine's border with the Russian Federation.
Interregional customs office will be created as part of the State Fiscal Service (GFS) in order to boost the fight against smuggling.
The court granted the petition of the Darnytsa garrison military prosecutors to impose pretrial confinement against Kyiv airport customs post head with the right to post 116,000 hryvnia (about $4,640) in bail. The official was nabbed while receiving $3,000 in bribe for excisable goods movement through the state border without customs clearance.
The main task of Volodymyr Havryliuk, the new prosecutor of the Zakarpattia region, is to stop illegal deforestation of the Carpathian forests.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman met with Zakarpattia Regional State Administration Head Hennadii Moskal and State Fiscal Service of Ukraine Chairman Roman Nasirov.
A special interdepartmental unit for monitoring the work of Ukrainian customs will not be able to solve the problem of illegal customs clearance of goods.
Head of the Zakarpattia Regional State Administration Hennadii Moskal has addressed Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman with an official letter where he warns against the negative processes that begin to recommence in the Zakarpattia region at the initiative of certain central authorities.
Ukraine's Security Service, police, and border guard service joined forces to cover smuggling of cigarettes, nuts, and chicken between Ukraine and Moldova. Military prosecution started an investigation of bribery and cover of a shadow business.