Yushchenko suspects that the customs raises "shadow" money for elections

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The president Victor Yushchenko charged to law enforcement agencies to check customs service which, in his opinion, can raise "shadow" funds for elections.

He told about it at meeting on questions of counteraction to smuggling and corruption in the bank sphere, reports UNIAN.

Having scarified price policy of customs, Yushchenko noted that doesn't understand position of law enforcement agencies which don't react to these facts.

"I don't exclude that the customs service, and especially today, can have such policy because to political forces which patronize this service, black, shadow money for elections" is necessary, - the president told.

Yushchenko charged to SBU, the State Office of Public Prosecutor and other law enforcement agencies to carry out total check of formation of the customs price.

He noted that today corruption comes back to customs service, especially it began to be shown after replacement of the management of customs. The president noted that the prices which are established by the Ukrainian customs service, are 5-6 times higher, than at the countries - neighbors.

Also Yushchenko charged to carry out checks in the sphere завозки meat on the territory of Ukraine. According to him, the cost of one kilogram of the meat delivered on the territory of Ukraine in the first quarter this year, made 1,5 dollars, whereas in Russia - 2,1 dollars, in Belarus - 2,2 dollars

"I have a question to the State Office of Public Prosecutor: where in customs service swindlers who thus actually begin a shadow chain in the meat market in Ukraine why didn't initiate proceedings work? I would ask: in two weeks bring this matter and tell who the swindler in the government, at customs on the matter", - the president declared.

Also Yushchenko scarified a situation that the prosecutor's office can't protect corruption affairs including on customs in vessels. He charged to the State Office of Public Prosecutor to hold meeting of board within 30 days and to consider a question, in what areas the prosecutor's office doesn't cope with the powers.

Besides, the president gave an assignment to the State Office of Public Prosecutor to carry out check of a number of regional customs, in particular, Kiev regional, Vinnytsia, Poltava, Cherkassk, Ivano - Frankovskoy, Krivorozhsky, Nikolaev, etc.

Yushchenko noted that in four months 2009 on this customs isn't brought any criminal case.


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