Ukraine’s Justice Ministry sells animals for debts of their owners

Source : 112 Ukraine

In Izmail, Odesa region, the debtor's dog was confiscated and sold at the auction
12:50, 21 May 2020

112 Agency

In Izmail, Odesa region, the dog was confiscated from its owner, who is a debtor, and was sold at the auction for 18,8 dollars. Bidding was conducted at the SETAM Internet platform.

Four bidders wanted to buy a shepherd, but three of them did not pay the guarantee fee, so the fourth bidder received the dog, paying 18,8 dollars for it.

Head of the Ministry, Denys Maliuska, stated that animals could be taken away in Ukraine due to debts.

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"We are talking about domestic animals that have value. If an animal is a pet, it can be bought back by the owners (through relatives or friends) for pennies (the price of lots is meager)," Maliuska wrote.

He added that the Ministry of Justice (together with the Ukrainian MPs) was considering options for proper legislative settlement of such situations.

As we reported earlier, according to Ukraine’s Ministry of Social Policy, there will be no significant increase in the poverty rate this year - it will increase by only 6.5% compared to last year. 

"According to the results of 2020, the poverty rate will increase to 45% which is 6.5 percentage points higher than in 2019," the statement said.

Related: Poverty level in Ukraine might exceed 50% due to Covid-19 pandemic, - UNICEF

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