PM Hroisman vows to hold military exercise in Black Sea area full of oil tankers allegedly seeking to evade customs clearance

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman threatens to carry out military drills in the Black Sea area hosting tankers with oil products which owners are presumably trying to smuggle into the country.

As reported by a correspondent for Censor.NET, the PM said at a government meeting on Wednesday, July 4.

The official cited statistics on the recalculation of the customs clearance charge at the Odesa customs office: "Between June 20 and June 26, the Odesa customs office released from bond 1,112 containers with the goods worth a total of 498,000,000 hryvnia (over $19 million)."

"We have not taken into account oil products so far. 4,000 containers stay in neutral waters without clearing through customs. They are told: wait a little bit until we could arrange something ... There will be no arrangements! Call at the port and honestly clear through customs," the prime minister stressed.

He also did not rule the Ukrainian Armed Forces to hold maneuvers in the sector of the Black Sea hosting oil tankers.

"Soon the day will come when I ask the Armed Forces of Ukraine to hold military exercise there," he told Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3074702