Ukrainian entrepreneurs protest against quarantine measures in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

They require permission to work and are asked to simplify tax system
17:13, 3 May 2020

RBC Ukraine

May 3, on Independence Square in Kyiv, representatives of small businesses gathered for a protest rally, demanding permission to work for the quarantine period. The RBC-Ukraine news agency reports.

The action was attended by entrepreneurs from six regions of Ukraine: Vinnytsia, Zakarpattia, Lviv, Kharkiv, Khmelnytsky, and Chernihiv regions. The demonstrators demanded small businesses be allowed to work, and also advocated a simplified taxation system for entrepreneurs.

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All participants in the action were masked and also kept a social distance.

As we reported before, on May 2, Ukrainian businessmen held a protest near the President’s Office, during which they demanded authorities allow the summer terraces of cafes and restaurants to operate in lockdown

During the protest, organizers brought and situated tables with a distance of 1.5 meters from each other. All those present were masked, and on each table, there were two bottles of antiseptic.

Also, co-owner of the Tarantino family Dmytro Fedotenkov explained that all the tables on the improvised summer terrace had already been booked, but nevertheless the organizers invited MP Mykola Tyshchenko, whose restaurant, during quarantine, continued to work, representatives of the Ministry of Health and would definitely allocate a table for Volodymyr Zelensky.

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