The Ukrainian parliament has amended the Customs and Tax codes of Ukraine regarding the facilitation of imports of defense products. Draft law on amendments to the Customs Code on the relaxation of imports of defense products was supported by 234 lawmakers on September 2.
The list of defense products is to be defined by the Cabinet. In addition this Thursday MPs also decided to hold a closed session of the Parliament on September 4, and invite to the session members of the Cabinet, the National Bank and heads of force structures. As Speaker of Parliament Alexander Turchinov said, it is planned to discuss the issues of defense of the country, strengthening of national defense capability of Ukraine, its economic and energy security. The Parliament also supported after second attempt a resolution to dismiss the Economic Development Minister Pavlo Sheremeta. The official himself asked for resignation.