High fines for littering will radically change people's attitude to cleanliness, - Poroshenko

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko supports the idea that high fines for garbage thrown in the street will encourage people to keep their settlements clean and tidy.

This was president's reply to an electronic petition to increase fines for failing to throw garbage in proper places, Censor.NET reports citing Poroshenko's official website.

"I share the approach that high fines for littering in the street have to radically change people's attitude to cleanliness," he said.

Poroshenko is sure that moral and awareness building among population should be properly propped by laws providing for such fines.

However, he notes that despite the fact the level of fines for littering in Ukraine is lower than that in developed countries, the average salary is also much lower with a fine making 10 to 40 percent of the sum.

The functions of public utilities stipulated by the corresponding bill also include monitoring the cleanliness of settlements.

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Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n358507