Prostitution is a ward of the state
Verkhovna Rada Deputy Serhiy Leshchenko suggested to legalize prostitution in Ukraine.
In his opinion, the legalization of the activity will allow workers to receive social security and will add to the Federal budget. Another argument in favor of legalization — the experience of some countries, where prostitution is used as a tourist lure.
Currently in Ukraine, pimping is punishable under the criminal law, and direct provision of sexual services is regulated by administrative legislation.
Last year, a similar initiative has been voiced by other members of the Ukrainian government, and was received from the head of the Kiev police. In support of the initiative proposed version, as the need for government regulation in the sex industry of the country and protection of the population against sexually transmitted diseases.