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The Verkhovna Rada has adopted at first reading and as a whole a bill that provides for the payment of one-time assistance to support entrepreneurs and employees for the period of the COVID-19 lockdown.
The work of public transport was as limited as much possible during the previous lockdown this spring.
The new legislation reverses the recent controversial move by the Constititional Court to repeal criminal punishment for the said offense, which drew wide criticism in Ukraine and among foreign partners.
The State Treasury Service is making payments, but only justified expenses are financed, taking into account the intended purpose, the financial situation is controlled, said Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko.
The government made appropriate decisions on the distribution of funds that are to be received from Ukrtransnafta and Ukrnafta.
The bill was backed by 297 MPs.
The Digital Transformation Ministry is developing special conditions in the Diia.City virtual free economic zone so that startups could emerge and rapidly develop in Ukraine.
That's if no other turbulence waves hit the economy, Kryklii adds.
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said that UAH 1.4 billion will be soon transferred to pay off wage arrears coal miners.
Strict quarantine's blow would not be too devastating, pundit predicts.