The owners of the imported cars from the EU with European registration rally in the downtown of Kyiv. The protesters demand the MPs to reduce clearance rates for the imported cars.
The city is stuck in large-scale traffic jams, police is working in a robust security regime, according to the press service of Kyiv Police. The schedule of public transport is changed, according to the press service of the KyivPassTrans public utility provider.
“The officers of the Chief Department of the National Police in Kyiv, servicemen of the National Guard of Ukraine, police officers on patrol are performing law enforcement,” reads the message of the Kyiv Police.
According to the 112 Ukraine TV channel, there were no conflicts among the protesters and the police spotted.
As we reported earlier, the rally was scheduled for November 7, when Ukrainian Parliament was scheduled to vote the draft law on the affordable customs clearance for the imported cars.
The draft law No.8487 was meant to solve the problem of the vehicles with European car plates which were not custom-cleared. It provides 50 Euros of excise tax basic rates for automobiles with petroleum engines up to 3,000 cubic centimeters, 100 Euros – for the cars with engine volume over 3,000 cubic centimeters, 75 Euros for the cars with diesel engine up to 3,500 cubic centimeters, 150 Euros for those over 3,500 cubic centimeters.
At that, the excise tax shall be equal to the basic rate multiplied the coefficient of the engine and the coefficient of the age.
The rates at the draft law caused wide outrage among the drivers.