Since the beginning of the year, 39 illegal gas stations have been discontinued in the Odesa region, 11 criminal proceedings have been opened

17 January 2020, 11:16
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Since the beginning of the year, 39 illegal gas stations were terminated in the Odesa region, 11 criminal proceedings were opened. This was announced by Deputy Head of Regional State Administration Vyacheslav Ovechkin at a working meeting with the participation of representatives of the Prosecutor's Office, the State Tax Service, the National Police and the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.

At the moment 167.5 tons of fuel and equipment were removed from illegal stations for a total amount of 4.8 million UAH.

«Mobile groups have checked 174 gas stations since the beginning of the year and 39 of them are officially closed. Four administrative reports have already been issued and 11 criminal proceedings have been opened. We have also been involved with the Office of Strategic Studies. They found that illegal gas stations were using the land for the wrong purpose. We will bring in a group of representatives of the State Geocadastre in Odesa region for inspections. Currently, the trend is positive - most of the illegal gas stations cease their activity on their own, ”said Vyacheslav Ovechkin.

In addition to the quality of the fuel and permits, fire safety, traffic management and employment will be checked. The groups will report daily on the progress of inspections to the Odesa Regional State Administration.