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 Opposition Wants to Take Officials' Cars and Switch Them to Daewoo Lanos

The relevant bill has been filed in the parliament.

The opposition's Andrii Pavlovskyy, Yurii Stets and Oleksandr Bryhynets want to deprive officials of expensive cars and make it obligatory to support domestic car makers, Censor.NET reports.

"Cars of the officials sometimes resemble a feast during the plague. When the socio-economic situation in the country is extremely complicated, civil servants continue to surprise people not only with their "golden toilets" but also luxurious foreign cars. Officials need to live in the same conditions in which society lives!" Bryhynets said on his official website. "Savings should start with government. Policymakers with their modesty need to set an example his those who thanks to the officials are denied job benefits, social assistance, higher wages, social security, etc."

The deputy said that under the bill rules of alienation of cars not of Ukrainian origin and cars the cost of which exceeds this amount stated in Article 33-1. It deals with cars that are operated by the Cabinet of Ministers, Ministries and other central executive bodies, state and local governments departments. At the same time, government officials can use their own vehicle or a vehicle of the family for their work. Conditions and amount of compensation for the use are to be defined by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

The bill proposes to supplement Chapter 4 of the Law of Ukraine "On Civil Service" with Article 33-1 "The use of official vehicles" which defines the maximum amount of total cost of cars for different categories of civil servants.
 
 
 
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