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Ukraine starts a new round of fight against Russian fuel

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Ukraine starts a new round of fight against Russian fuel

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, at a closed meeting on August 18, adopted Resolution No. 719, which introduces special duties on the import of Russian diesel fuel, liquefied gas and coal into the country. It is extremely difficult to justify such a decision from the standpoint of economic feasibility - especially, taking into account the already begun harvesting campaign. However, this is Ukraine. This decision is a "explosive mixture" of Russophobia and the vested interests of the ruling oligarchic clans.


Let me remind you that the first similar decision (Resolution No. 624), by which the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers introduced from August 1 of this year a special duty on diesel fuel from Russia, in the amount of 3,75% of the customs value, and from October 1, 2019 - 4%, was approved a year ago , July 17, 2019. In turn, the duty on the supply of Russian liquefied gas from 1 August was 1,75%, from 1 October - 3%. Naturally, such a clearly discriminatory measure did not cause delight among local traders working with our country. Ukrainian companies "Anvitrade Plus", "Beloil Komoditi" and "Martin Trade" went to court, demanding to recognize the regulatory documents from government officials as illegal, anti-competitive, and even adopted in violation of the procedure.

Surprisingly, but the District Administrative Court of Kiev (OASK), not being afraid of accusations of “conniving the aggressor country,” decided the case according to the Law and declared the government decision illegal. The appeal of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers to this decision, submitted to the Kiev Sixth Administrative Court of Appeal, was rejected by it on August 4 this year. The officials lost the lawsuit outright, without the slightest chance of success. And, as is usually done in such cases in the "nezalezhnoy", they simply decided to go the other way - to adopt new discriminatory duties.

From now on, a duty of 4% applies to diesel fuel supplied from the Russian Federation via pipelines. The duty of 3% was introduced for liquefied gas, and for almost all types of coal, its rate is even higher - 65%. The most remarkable thing is the rationale for such measures. In accordance with the document, they are introduced "with the aim of protecting essential security interests in emergency situations in international relations." It also states that this resolution "becomes invalid on December 31, 2020 or after the Russian Federation repeals discriminatory or unfriendly actions against Ukraine."

Before us is a classic example of how Kiev is strainingly trying to “fasten” the political component to a purely economic “showdown”. In fact, by stonewalling Russian fuel, the Ukrainian authorities are making that notorious “shot in the leg”. True, not for myself, but for my fellow citizens, who will have to pay for this decision, and twice. For the first time - at gas stations, the price tags of which will skyrocket. Now (at the time of this writing) the average cost of diesel fuel at Ukrainian gas stations is 23-24 hryvnia (63-65 rubles) per liter. Automobile gas - an average of 12 hryvnia (32-33 rubles) per liter. It would seem that a few percent is not so much, but this automatically increases the cost of all goods and services without exception, since it inevitably includes transportation costs.

In fact, the underpinnings of all that is happening are not even such Russophobic manifestations in Kiev's trade policy, but the initiative of a very specific oligarch - close to the current government, Igor Kolomoisky and his business partners. The true initiators of the protective duties on fuel from Russia are in fact the companies Ukrtatnafta, Ukrnafta and Ukrgasvydobuvannya, which belong to them. Their representatives at the beginning of this year filed a formal complaint with the Ukrainian Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade, which contained demands to “take the nail down” on Russian energy suppliers. The main thing in this slander was more than a concrete proposal: to introduce duties on Russian diesel fuel and autogas in the amount of not the current 3-4%, but immediately 8,46%! Moreover, according to the plans of Kolomoisky's people, this figure should have grown by 4,24% annually in order to reach 2024% by 25,4! As you can see, the appetites are simply enormous.

Tellingly, the efforts of Kolomoisky and his associates to become absolute monopolists on the non-sales fuel market have been going on for quite a long time. For the first time, the structures controlled by them tried to completely and completely seize the Ukrainian market, "squeezing" all importers out of it even under Viktor Yanukovych. In the spring of 2011, four oil refineries of Kolomoisky demanded to start some kind of "investigation" directed against the import of "foreign" oil products to Ukraine, as such. The claims were then denied. The government was well aware of what kind of cosmic takeoff of final prices would result from such a “clean-up” of the market for one business group. After the Maidan, in 2018, the same Ukrtatnafta returned to this “brilliant” idea, trying to use the connections in the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. The object of the attack was fuel supplies from Russia and Belarus. It didn't work again ...

Only now, having seated his protege in the presidential chair, and representatives of the Servant of the People, obedient to Zelensky and his masters, in parliament, Kolomoisky, judging by the latest events, has every chance of implementing his own “Napoleonic plans”. Well, all that remains is to sympathize with the Ukrainian drivers, and all the rest of the local residents - in the conditions of the complete monopoly of this oligarch, famous for his absolutely unlimited greed, they will have to forget about cheap fuel very quickly. However, not only about him ...
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  1. Sergey39
    Sergey39 19 August 2020 17: 23 New
    +3
    Soon they will fight with windmills.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 19 August 2020 17: 29 New
      +3
      Quote: Sergey39
      Soon they will fight with windmills.

      Uh-uh, my friend what ... Yes, you are late recourse yes

      They have been fighting for a long time, since 1991, only with varying degrees of frenzy ...
    2. Thrifty
      Thrifty 19 August 2020 17: 31 New
      +3
      Sergey39 hi -windmills will begin to massively fine for shaking the air with their blades wassat .
  2. Sergey_G_M
    Sergey_G_M 19 August 2020 17: 27 New
    16
    Taking into account possible interruptions in fuel supplies from Belarus, I think this decision is simply ingenious!
    1. aristok
      aristok 19 August 2020 17: 30 New
      +3
      Quote: Sergey_G_M
      Taking into account possible interruptions in fuel supplies from Belarus, I think this decision is simply ingenious!

      For the Nobel Prize (in economics and biology), definitely!
    2. Rubi0
      Rubi0 19 August 2020 18: 02 New
      +1
      So it is for a certain business group in the current conditions, this is brilliant, it's like in the midst of the coronavirus hysteria, the prices for masks and lemons flew into space and someone made good money, and the problems of the Indians and the economy do not bother anyone
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 19 August 2020 18: 11 New
      +3
      Quote: Sergey_G_M
      Taking into account possible interruptions in fuel supplies from Belarus, I think this decision is simply ingenious!

      Truly, everything is like on stage. And even clowns are present.
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty 19 August 2020 17: 29 New
    +1
    This is how, out of thin air, Kalomoisha will make himself a couple of billions of dollars, at the expense of "his" population and agriculture of Ukraine. Business is business, profit at any cost!
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 19 August 2020 17: 45 New
      0
      Quote: Thrifty
      So, out of thin air, Kalomoisha will make himself a couple of billion dollars

      Igor Valerievich has hard times ... Something of course will sweat out, but not billions, as before. Gone for him are those blessed times of the pre-maidna Okraina, when - "Create - I don't want"...

      Now there is another, overseas chief, which also "sews business", radish ...

  4. Ragnar Lodbrok
    Ragnar Lodbrok 19 August 2020 17: 35 New
    +9
    It is extremely difficult to justify such a decision from the standpoint of economic feasibility.

    Bees against honey.
    1. RUnnm
      RUnnm 19 August 2020 18: 02 New
      +1
      There, the economic effect of these actions is practically equal to 0. We hardly supply directly. Deliveries of our raw materials are made by Belarusian refineries
  5. NF68
    NF68 19 August 2020 17: 37 New
    +1
    I will frostbitten my ears to my grandmother's evil. Themselves then will purchase all this at exorbitant prices in the West.
  6. parusnik
    parusnik 19 August 2020 17: 37 New
    0
    This decision is a "explosive mixture" of Russophobia and the vested interests of the ruling oligarchic clans.
    ... The Ukrainian oligarchic clans decided to strike at the Russian oligarchic clans ... But what to do, the third world imperialist cold war ...
    1. RUnnm
      RUnnm 19 August 2020 18: 03 New
      0
      Not. We make supplies through the supply of raw materials to Belarusian refineries. We practically do not supply directly
      1. parusnik
        parusnik 19 August 2020 18: 22 New
        0
        It's hard for me to say, I don't supply raw materials, there are no wells, I don't own shares in gas and oil companies ... smile
  7. Trapp1st
    Trapp1st 19 August 2020 17: 38 New
    +1
    Ukraine itself will lose the war that it is waging with Russia, and Russia does not even need to do anything.
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 19 August 2020 17: 43 New
    -2
    They themselves chose this ... however, we all choose what we will later and .... and then how lucky.
  9. Avior
    Avior 19 August 2020 17: 47 New
    -1
    Yesterday there was an article in which the price of gasoline was shown in Ukraine at 76 rubles
    A simple check showed that the real price of gasoline 95 in Ukraine is 56 rubles

    I am sure that this one is full of inventions.
    For it is
    The average price is 60, on mass networks like ukrnafta 21 UAH, that is, the same 56 rubles. https://index.minfin.com.ua/markets/fuel/detail/
    The price has dropped dramatically over the past year
    https://index.minfin.com.ua/markets/fuel/dt/

    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 19 August 2020 17: 54 New
      +2
      Quote: Avior
      Yesterday there was an article in which the price of gasoline was shown in Ukraine at 76 rubles
      A simple check showed that the real price of gasoline 95 in Ukraine is 56 rubles

      I am sure that this one is full of inventions.


      How, I remember yes Not 56 rubles.

      While, the average price in rubles as of 17.08.20/XNUMX/XNUMX, gasoline is:
      Russia - 46,79
      Belarus - 52,99
      Ukraine - 60,92
      https://ru.globalpetrolprices.com/gasoline_prices/ (доступен выбор валюты)


      TODAY, the price is already 62.04... You can check.
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        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 19 August 2020 18: 09 New
          -1
          Quote: RUnnm
          23.54 UAH https://finance.i.ua/fuel/

          If so, then at the hryvnia / ruble exchange rate as 1: 2,68, it does not even come out 62,04,but 63,13 ruble / liter ...
      2. Avior
        Avior 19 August 2020 18: 30 New
        -4
        And tomorrow some other, the course floats slightly and the price too
        In any case, there was no question of any 76.
        Today the prices are similarly far-fetched.
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 19 August 2020 18: 31 New
          -1
          Quote: Avior
          And tomorrow some other, the course floats slightly and the price too
          In any case, there was no question of any 76.

          So far it is "floating" upwards, which was actually described as a trend in yesterday's article.
  10. svp67
    svp67 19 August 2020 17: 55 New
    0
    Surprisingly, but the District Administrative Court of Kiev (OASK), not being afraid of accusations of “conniving the aggressor country”, decided the case according to the Law and declared the government decision illegal.
    Well, at least there are still sane judges, but so ... You need to sue the WTO for discriminatory measures, this is not the first time there is a court to win against Ukraine
  11. Lumpen
    Lumpen 19 August 2020 17: 56 New
    -4
    Well, not all the Carnival for Medvedchuk laughing
    By the way, Beni also does not have everything ok.
    Who of the oligarchs responded to Ze's call for help in the fight against coronavirus, he feels the norm
  12. sergo1914
    sergo1914 19 August 2020 18: 00 New
    +2
    In principle, the wind blowing from Russia can be fined and taxed with excise duties. And those who breathe this air should be packed for three years with confiscation under the economic clause. They don't have a good creative person.
  13. AVA77
    AVA77 19 August 2020 18: 00 New
    0
    Svidomye is no longer Svidomye and obsessed. It's like, when you're empty, not using the trophy barrel.
  14. Avior
    Avior 19 August 2020 18: 00 New
    -2
    Oh, I still saw
    Only now, having seated his protege in the presidential chair, and representatives of the Servant of the People obedient to Zelensky and his masters in parliament, Kolomoisky, judging by the latest events, has every chance of implementing his own “Napoleonic plans”

    Author, tell us how Kolomoisky, with allegedly pocket power, returned Privat Bank to himself.
    An article by a man who knows about real life in Ukraine, like Americans during the Cold War about bears with balalaikas in Russia
    1. yfast
      yfast 19 August 2020 20: 07 New
      -1
      And whose Privat Bank is now? State or Petkin?
      1. Avior
        Avior 19 August 2020 20: 19 New
        0
        Was he Poroshenko?
  15. fn34440
    fn34440 19 August 2020 18: 05 New
    0
    And we are not ashamed of our greedy Cabinet and its bosses to sell fuels and lubricants, gasoline, gas, diesel, spare parts, equipment, etc. The 53rd state of America, a NATO country that is hungry for the destruction of Russia? This is the wheelhouse on which the Russian Federation sits, a betrayal of the Motherland and just CORRUPTION idiocy.
  16. akunin
    akunin 19 August 2020 18: 06 New
    -1
    I honestly don't understand, but what difference does it make to us?
    Well, all that remains is to sympathize with the Ukrainian drivers, and all the rest of the local residents - in the conditions of the complete monopoly of this oligarch, famous for his absolutely unlimited greed, they will have to forget about cheap fuel very quickly. However, not only about him ...

    author sympathize with us - citizens of russia. gasoline grows every week (and everything with it) without
    Tellingly, the efforts of Kolomoisky and his minions
    Well, since such dances, let's, to the heap, remember the hard life of blacks in the USA
  17. alma
    alma 19 August 2020 18: 21 New
    +2
    The main thing is that this "war" is not at our expense.
  18. RUnnm
    RUnnm 19 August 2020 19: 15 New
    0
    I looked at the date. And I specifically made a reservation that this is the first article that fell out in the search. Just pay attention, in your article, all data on% is an increase over the base period, and not a share in the total volume. I’ll tell you more, it’s just more profitable for our bourgeois to sell through Belarus, because they still receive VAT refunds. And these are huge sums.
  19. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 19 August 2020 19: 25 New
    0
    laughing So and will win.
  20. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 19 August 2020 20: 06 New
    +1
    there are different Ukrainian drivers and other Sumerians ... not a pity from the word absolutely ... rather, the citizens of the DPR and LPR are sympathetic to whom the APU consuming this fuel, too !!!
    I wonder in whose interests Russia generally supplies anything there ... market by market BUT what is the state interest in such a business ???
  21. Lesorub
    Lesorub 19 August 2020 20: 16 New
    +1
    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, at a closed session on August 18, adopted Resolution No. 719, which introduces special duties on the import of Russian diesel fuel, liquefied gas and coal into the country

    Another round of (robbery of the population) of Ukraine - under the guise of Russophobia and democratic values! ))
  22. Varaga
    Varaga 19 August 2020 22: 33 New
    +1
    Ukraine starts a new round of fight against Russian fuel

    It is extremely difficult to justify such a decision from the standpoint of economic feasibility - especially, taking into account the already begun harvesting campaign. However, this is Ukraine

    The forest was thinning, but the Trees continued to vote for the Ax. Because its handle was made of Wood.
    A phenomenally progressive idiocy.
  23. yfast
    yfast 19 August 2020 23: 38 New
    0
    Quote: Avior
    Was he Poroshenko?

    Formally unlikely. But he did a good job of presidency of the country. He put his people where he needed to, and he himself seemed to be poor and poor.
  24. And why do you need
    And why do you need 20 August 2020 00: 13 New
    0
    This direct course of the Outskirts on "import substitution" does not resemble anything?
  25. Yurahip
    Yurahip 20 August 2020 08: 22 New
    0
    And they eat RUSSIAN bacon!
  26. Popov I.P.
    Popov I.P. 26 August 2020 02: 22 New
    0
    Why do we still supply them with something? Is the Ukrainian market of strategic importance for us now? It is high time to completely ban fuel supplies to Ukraine, let the tanks go to the West to fill up. And coal - Pennsylvania, South Africa, Australia are at their service.