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 Communists Do Not Want to Switch to Ukrainian Cars: They are Uncomfortable and Dangerous

The draft law "On Civil Service" (regarding the use of service cars), prepared by Batkivschyna deputy Oleksandr Bryhynets is populist because its provisions cannot be implemented.

This was said in by Communist deputy Oleksandr Holub in an interview to Gazeta.ua.

The project involves the use of domestically produced transport by officials. "The experience of other countries that are close to us, shows that, in principle, it is almost impossible to do. This is a populist project. It is clear what it was prepared for. Ukraine has not yet reached the level of car's quality which would let's say respond to the needs that we have. I am not talking about luxury cars of course. But the fact that they need to be safe, comfortable, economical - that is clear. Unfortunately, Ukrainian cars do not meet these criteria," said Holub.

When asked what exactly the criteria do Ukrainian cars not match the Communist replied: "They do not meet any of these criteria. The Russian Federation also tried to implement something like this. Eventually this idea died and was not realized. Others have also tried to do it, but could not. If we had developed car manufacturing then we could talk about it. But this is just a nice wish which has a populist base," he said.

But the Communist is confident that the government should take control of the purchase of cars for officials. "The state must take control of what cars are bought, what package is necessary, which cars are necessary. Of course, there are officials of certain level who meet various delegations. They should have executive class cars. Vehicles for other officials shall be more modest but still reliable," said Holub.

The Communist saw positive aspects in the opposition's bill. "To define the limit value of the price of cars for different categories of officials - this is a positive thing. I think this is worth noting," said the deputy.

He added that the Communist Party is not preparing any bills regarding the cost of cars for officials.

 
 
 
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