The occupying forces of the Russian Federation are forcing entrepreneurs in the occupied territories to re-register their business with the newly created “tax inspectorate”, and in case of refusal to forcibly “nationalize” their business and cars.
This was announced by the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova.
“Seizure of property and harassment. Entrepreneurs in the temporarily occupied territories of Luhansk region report the forced “nationalization” of their business and cars. In Starobilsk, Ukrainian entrepreneurs are under pressure from the so-called LNR Trade Ministry, which is forcing people to re-register their businesses with the newly created Tax Inspectorate. In case of refusal, people will face the actual “squeezing” of property and production facilities. “– Denisova emphasizes.
According to her, the occupiers are forcing the residents of Starobilsk to re-register vehicles and install license plates on the cars of illegal armed groups “LNR”. In case of refusal, the cars are removed.
In the Bilolutsk community of Luhansk region, FOP owners with a pro-Ukrainian position plan to cease their activities because they do not want to be accomplices of the occupiers and work under pressure.
The theft of property and threats to seize it in the occupied territories violate Articles 31 and 33 of the 1949 Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Therefore, Denisova appealed to the relevant UN commission to investigate human rights violations in Ukraine.
It will be recalled that the Russian occupiers illegally deported 181,000 Ukrainian children to the occupied territories or to Russia. Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the number of Ukrainians deported to Russia is comparable to the number of Tallinn residents.