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 Protesters block entrances to Kyiv, burn tires. PHOTOS

Owners of cars with foreign licence plates have blocked entrances to Kyiv and demand adoption of the bill No.5567 that will allow importing cars in Ukraine without customs payment.

The event was announced by activists of the Avto Euro Syla on social media, Censor.NET reports.

"On Jan. 24 at 7 a.m. owners of cars from across Ukraine gather at major entry points to Kyiv to partially block the traffic and burn tires as a warning sign against dragging of adoption of No.5567 bill," the message reads.

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In the morning, the activists were blocking traffic at Boryspil highway, Odesa direction, and Stolychne Roadway. The activists are few, they have started burning tires.

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Read more: Poroshenko instructs PM to consider removal of customs clearance and import tax for cars

The bill stipulates for 'conditional partial tax exemption' for imported cars at 'fair price.' As written in the explanatory note of the bill, about 1.5 million cars with foreign plates have been imported to Ukraine. These vehicles enter under different schemes, including corrupt and illegal ones, BBC reports.

The authors of the documents propose to make this process legal and force Ukrainians from refusing the car import services of non-residents in order to 'prevent the flow of cash abroad.'
 
 
 
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