In Parliament made concessions to Poroshenko on the export of timber

В Раде пошли на уступки Порошенко по экспорту леса

In the Parliament agreed to lift the ban on the export of forest

The President’s proposals are contrary to the interests of Ukraine and based on false and artificial arguments, the head of Verkhovna Rada Committee.

The parliamentary Committee on industrial policy and entrepreneurship agreed with the proposals of the President of Petro Poroshenko about the exception from the law On the preservation of Ukrainian forests and prevent illegal export of unprocessed timber export ban of wood. On Tuesday, September 4, reported in Facebook the head of Committee Victor Galasyuk.

“With a heavy heart that the Committee of Parliament agreed with the proposals of the President…,” wrote Galasyuk.

According to him, the decision was made not because these proposals are correct.

“They just go against the interests of Ukraine and based on false and artificial arguments. Just the reality that to overcome the veto votes in the hall enough and I must choose 2/3 of victory or defeat is guaranteed”, – said the MP.

However, he says that winning 2/3 of the conquered rigid criminalization of the smuggling of logs and the rate limiting domestic consumption of forest (25 million cubic metres/year), which will allow to maintain the moratorium on the export of roundwood.

“After our re-adoption of act No. 5495 Parliament opponents of the moratorium would be legally deprived of all trumps in the game against Ukraine! And export of firewood, we will definitely decline afterwards! Ukraine is a producer and energy independent, and not a donor of raw materials and talents for the neighbors!”, – posted by Galasyuk.

We will remind, the Parliament adopted the law No. 5495, which envisages a criminal liability for illegal export from Ukraine timber and timber products, July 3.

Later Poroshenko vetoed the bill, demanding to lift the ban on the export of timber.


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