The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in synergy with the law enforcement agencies, the Prosecutor General's Office, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) and the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFSU) elaborated an action plan aimed at the effective fight against smuggling and shadow schemes at the customs. This was announced by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman. He said that the main provisions were discussed today, June 18, during a special meeting dedicated to the problematic border issues.
"Today we held a joint meeting - with the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the leadership of NABU and SAPO, SFSU and the Security Service of Ukraine. The topic on the agenda is an effective fight against illegal traffic and shadow schemes at the customs. Last year, all our efforts aimed at deshadowing the work of the customs, brought additional revenues to the tune of UAH 70 billion to the state budget, Volodymyr Groysman stressed. - I am convinced that tens of billions more are moved into the shadow business - those who are engaged in gray schemes provide protection to illegal businesses and smuggling. We ought to bring these persons to justice. "
The Head of Government assured that the law enforcement agencies are strongly committed to fighting smuggling, because the existence of such a disgraceful phenomenon jeopardizes the development of the economy and destroys the industry. "Our collaborative efforts will allow to bring those are involved with smuggling to responsibility. We will eradicate the shadow schemes and bring each hryvnia to the budget, " the Prime Minister emphasized. - The blueprint is ready and we will present it. This is of paramount importance for me as the Prime Minister and for all the attendees of this coordination meeting".