Ban on import of russian goods to Ukraine
Cabinet resolution #426 of April 9, 2022
Who is affected: Russian businesses, Ukrainian businesses, and Ukrainian citizens.
Summary of the resolution: bans import of goods from russia to Ukraine due to the russian armed aggression against Ukraine.
What is right: the decision is in line with what national interests require. Any trade with businesses of the aggressor state is unacceptable: it destroys the trust of Ukrainian citizens in their state and discourages them from fighting off the aggressor.
Financial aid for employers hiring IDPs
Cabinet ordinance #282-p of April 12, 2022
Who is affected: businesses and IDPs
Summary of the ordinance: ₴200 mln from the reserve fund of the government budget allocated to provide compensation for employers that hire IDPs.
What is right: it will be easier for IDPs to integrate into their new communities economically.
What is wrong: the aid from the state can create some tension between the local population of the communities and IDPs. Not only IDPs but also a significant number of people that live on the territories outside the combat zone have lost their jobs because of the war. The Cabinet, however, introduced preferential treatment only for IDPs.
Alternative solution: give the same financial incentive to all employers that create jobs in the time of war.
Funding for liquidation of the damage caused by the Russian aggression
Cabinet ordinance #280-p of April 10, 2022
Who is affected: Ukrainian citizens, oblast state administrations and military administrations of Zhytomyr, Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Sumy oblasts
Summary of the ordinance:
the Cabinet allocates ₴1 bln from the reserve fund of the government budget to remedy the damage caused by military hostilities:
₴100 mln to Zhytomyr military administration
₴400 mln to Kyiv military administration
₴250 mln to Chernihiv and Sumy military administration (each)
this additional funding will be spent on:
restoration of roofs and facades
repairs of networks necessary for supplying public utilities: heat, gas, water, sewage, and electricity
demolition of critically damaged buildings, cleanup of the territories, including the removal of smashed military and civil equipment.
What is right:
The state provides funding to repair basic transportation infrastructure, resume the supply of public utilities, and restore minimal housing and social infrastructure in the northern oblasts damaged by the military hostilities.
Denunciation of agreements with belarus on education and science
Cabinet resolution #417 of April 9, 2022
Who is affected: persons who got their education in belarus and scientists from belarus
Summary of the resolution: proposes to denounce the following interstate agreements with belarus:
mutual recognition of education certificates
cooperation on attestation of scientific and pedagogical staff
cooperation on issues of science and technologies.
What is right: normal relations with the republic of belarus are impossible. Belarus is an accomplice in the armed aggression against Ukraine since it allows the transit of russian troops through its territory, russian air and rocket strikes against Ukraine are launched from the territory and airfields of belarus.
What’s next: the Verkhovna Rada is supposed to give its consent for denunciating the agreements.
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