15:57 27.02.2018

Fight against smuggling may bring additional UAH 70 bln to Ukraine's state budget in 2018

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Fight against smuggling may bring additional UAH 70 bln to Ukraine's state budget in 2018

The amount of additional revenues to Ukraine's state budget from the fight against smuggling in 2018 may reach UAH 70 billion, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has said.

"Reform of the State Fiscal Service. Here the old system is fighting with the new one for each hryvnia. We managed to transfer UAH 70 billion to the state budget due to the fight against smuggling, but I think there is UAH 70 billion more," Groysman wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

At the same time, he confirmed reports that the EU was closing the project for the modernization of border checkpoints with Ukraine.

"There is confirmation [of reports about the termination of financing for these projects] from local authorities. They are dealing with this issue, not the state," he said at a meeting with regional journalists in Kyiv on Tuesday.

"Our European colleagues took such a decision, since there was no other option. We could not save this situation," Groysman said.

As reported, earlier some foreign media reported that the EU was closing the project for the modernization of border checkpoints with Ukraine. The matter concerned the project to modernize six Ukrainian checkpoints on the eastern border of the EU, which started in 2014.

Then the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine refuted the information published in foreign media.

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