According to the Russian Sputnik News Agency, Alexander Schutsky, deputy director of the Ukrainian Customs Administration, said on the 15th that the country is importing a large number of luxury cars in the name of military assistance. It is reported that since Russia launched a special military operation, Ukraine has abolished tariffs on automobile imports in order to quickly alleviate the shortage of military vehicles.
Russian Satellite Agency quoted Shutsky in Ukrainian TV programs as saying: “This is actually becoming popular. I can say that since the adoption of the zero tariff law, as of yesterday, about 80,000 self-use cars have been imported. He also said that 30% of the imported cars are high-end cars, selling for more than 20,000 euros, and the proportion of high-end cars in imports has been increasing recently.
According to Rosnekki, according to Schutsky, the vehicles imported by Ukraine caused several kilometers of traffic jams at the border, adversely affected the transportation of military supplies, humanitarian assistance and fuel, and exacerbated Ukraine’s fuel crisis.
The large import of luxury cars has also aroused the dissatisfaction of some Ukrainians. On the 14th, Rossat reported that a citizen of Lviv took a video and released it on the Internet. The video showed that trucks carrying expensive vehicles stayed at Lviv customs. At the end of the video, some citizens asked Russia to bomb the customs.