The National Bank has eased a number of restrictions on the population and business in order to simplify the receipt of cash assistance by Ukrainians, increase opportunities for the export and import of electricity, and also ensure compliance with the rights of foreigners regarding medical care in Ukraine. This was reported by the regulator's press service.
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From December 29, 2023, payment service providers can, on the basis of a Certificate of provision of documents for obtaining a passport of a citizen of Ukraine, pay cash assistance from international humanitarian organizations and other non-governmental agencies to Ukrainians who suffered as a result of a full-scale war. The changes concern cash payments in the national currency of Ukraine.
Previously, it was possible to receive assistance received by an individual only on the basis of a passport of a citizen of Ukraine or another identification document and could be used to conclude transactions on the territory of Ukraine.
Increasing the opportunity for export and import of electricityThe Ukrainian operator of the electric energy transmission system (NEK Ukrenergo) has also been given the opportunity to transfer funds to the European office for the distribution of capacity of interstate crossings, the Joint Allocation Office (JAO) for conducting a joint coordinated distribution of capacity.
“Relevant the changes will help ensure the import of electricity in sufficient quantities in the event of damage to the energy infrastructure of Ukraine as a result of attacks from Russia, as well as the export of electricity in the event of a surplus to Ukraine,” the NBU noted.
Medical care for residents of the Russian Federation and RB in Ukraine
In addition, the regulator has supplemented the list of exceptions to the ban on conducting expense transactions on the accounts of residents of the Russian Federation and RB, which are legally located on the territory of Ukraine, with transactions for payment of medical services in healthcare institutions.< /p>
These changes were made by Resolution of the Board of the NBU dated December 28, 2023 No. 195 “On amendments to the Resolution of the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine dated February 24, 2022 No. 18”, which comes into force on December 29, 2023.