The government approved new customs duties on oil products exported to the countries that are not members of the Customs Union Agreement. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov has signed a corresponding decree, his office reported.
According to the document, the export tariff will amount to $35.2 per ton of crude oil and oil products. The governments approved a $31.7 tariff per ton of light and middle distillate fuel oil and gasoil.
The new tax rates will come into effect in one month after posting them, excluding tariffs on crude oil and oil products, which will become effective beginning April 1, 2004.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations