Visa-free regime for Ukraine could be in question because of the controversial amendment to the state budget which was discovered only after its adoption, as the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, Viktor Chumak, wrote on his Facebook page on January 6th.
This amendment postpones the declaration of assets in electronic format, required for obtaining of visa-free regime, for another one year. In such a way the implementation of a new system of financial control, provided by “The Law on Prevention of Corruption”, could be delayed. Chumak wrote that the final document included the amendment “about which nobody knew.”
“I declare with confidence that the budget draft, which was supplied to the Verkhovna Rada, didn’t include such a clause. The Cabinet has already developed and soon will submit an amendment which cancels the controversial one,” the Minister of Justice Pavel Petrenko stated.
He also added that the government would demand an investigation to find out how this amendment entered the final editing of the text.
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