Turchynov proposed to introduce criminal responsibility for procurement in the Russian Federation

Турчинов предложил ввести уголовную ответственность за закупки в РФ

Secretary of the national security Council and defence of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov said that the persons engaged in procurement on the territory of the Russian Federation shall bear criminal responsibility. He said this to journalists in Kyiv, the broadcast led the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.

“… in Russia – well, it’s just a shame. It seems to me, must be not only moral but also criminal liability for their financial support of the aggressor for those who buys from Russia, such things can be produced in Ukraine”, – he said.

Earlier it was reported that PJSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” has purchased from OAO “Russian Railways” medals “Honorary railroad” 181 927 thousand rubles (77 856 thousand UAH).

Later the acting President of the Board of PJSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” Evgeny Kravtsov said that it has suspended the purchase of Russian lapel badges, and intends to review participation of the Ukrainian side in this deal.

It should be noted that according to the estimates of the company YouControl, total trade of Ukraine with the Russian Federation in 2017 has increased significantly.

So, for 2013-2016, the trade turnover between Ukraine and the Russian Federation have decreased in 4.4 times, but in 2017 there was a revival of trade relations.

In particular, last year imports of Russian goods grew 40% (from 5.1 billion dollars. up to 7.2 billion us dollars). While exports of goods from Ukraine to Russia in 2017 compared to 2016 increased by 10% (from $ 3.5 billion. to 3.9 billion us dollars).

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