For us, the introduction of temporary administrations in the enterprises, operating previously under the Ukrainian jurisdiction in the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic, is a tough but necessary measure. It was preceded by a flagrant violation of the Minsk agreements on the part of Ukraine and, in particular, the blockade, organized by radical nationalists.
We gave the Kiev authorities sufficient time to eliminate the blockade – it has not coped. The reason for this situation lies in the fact that by giving concessions to nationalists from the so-called volunteer battalions, the Kiev government drove itself into a dead end. Ukrainian radicals felt impunity and went out of Kiev’s control (as if they were there!). The Heads of the People’s Republics could not ignore the situation.
I draw your attention to the fact that the Law of the Donetsk People’s Republic “On the tax system” is valid from January 19, 2016. Business entities had more than a year to bring their business in compliance with the requirements of the Law. Changes in the tax laws were introduced gradually (the bill was adopted in the first reading on February 10), and they had plenty of time to register a fiscal agent in the Republic. Now, introducing the temporary administration, we will get the taxes in the budget of the Republic and produce social security payments on either side of the demarcation line.
We need to think about the rehabilitation and development of our own economy, and if the Ukrainian side is not willing to cooperate with the Republic, we will reorient our production to the Russian market and other countries. Ministries and departments of the Donetsk People’s Republic were ready to implement this economic model.
Marina Zheynova, the DPR People’s Council deputy
Chairman of the People’s Council Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic Policy