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VR turned down one of Tymoshenko`s anti-inflation draft laws

"I do not understand what we were voting for", A.Yatseniuk said.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine turned down draft law “On establishing customs duty on import of some kinds of meat to Ukraine in 2008”.

      According to an UNIAN correspondent, only 225 out of 444 parliament members, registered in the sesison hall, voted for the draft law.

      The VR also turned down the proposal to return to voting on this draft law in future.

      As it is known, this draft law was one of the three anti-inflation draft laws, proposed by the Block of Yulia Tymoshenko faction for voting. This week the BYuT faction blocked the work of parliament insisting on the adoption of the three laws.

      The draft law provided import of 250 thousand tons of meat in Ukraine at a zero customs duty rate in 2008.

After the voting, VR Speaker Arseniy Yatseniuk noted that the draft law stipulated that it would have an effect "until Ukraine becomes a WTO member". As it is known, Ukraine became a WTO member on May 16. "Thus, I do not understand what we were voting for", A.Yatseniuk said.

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