MPs of Ukraine have passed the draft bill on responsibility for illegal manufecturing, illicit cancellation or change of firearms marking in its first reading with 283 votes in favor, ForUm correspondent reports. Relevant amendments will be introduced to the article 263-1of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The article has been amended with such notions as "illicit manufacturing " and "change of firearms marking" in view of joining the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, their Parts and Components and Ammunition.

After the voting, the VR speaker announced a break with further termination of the morning session. In this respect, the opposition expressed dissatisfaction at such decision, as the next issue on the agenda is calling of the elections in Kyiv.

As reported, the President submitted the amendments on introduction of responsibility for illicit manufacturing, illegal cancellation or change of firearms marking on January 11 of this year. The draft bill has been agreed with the Interior Ministry, Defense Ministry, Foreign Ministry, Finance Ministry, Justice Ministry, Economy Ministry, State Border Guard Service and State Export Control Service. It has also been considered by the relevant committee of the parliament and recommended for adoption as a basis.


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