The Ministry of Environment
and Natural Resources in cooperation with the State Environmental Investment
Agency did everything possible to ensure that not a single copeck
of Kyoto funds was spent on dubious schemes. This was stated by Minister of Environment
and Natural Resources Andrii Mokhnyk
at a briefing at the Government House on Friday, November 7.
"Since I became
the head of the Ministry, and the Chairman of the Environmental Investment
Agency came in office, there have been spent UAH 295 mln
for the modernization of the Kiev subway cars and UAH 86 million for the modern
Toyota Prius cars with hybrid propulsion systems for
the Ministry of Internal Affairs. These are two large projects of the six that
were implemented in the framework of the Kyoto Protocol. No extra copeck was transferred on accounts of doubtful or any other
companies", said the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources.
According to him, in order to understand the "complicated
situation" with Kyoto funds the
Ministry needed about a month, after the new administrative staff had been appointed.
Into this process engaged representatives of the Ministry of Finance, Fiscal and Tax Services, General
Prosecutor's office, Audit Department.
"By joining efforts, we
managed from that plan which was developed during the reign of Yanukovych to remain
only two major projects - modernization of the Kiev subway cars and hybrid
vehicles for the Ministry of the Interior. No other topics were
developed," said Andrii Mokhnyk.