Head of Presidential Administration of Ukraine Serhiy Liovochkin and Andriy Portnov, an adviser to the Ukrainian president, do not use state-provided vehicles, while the rest of officials started using economy class cars, the head of the chief department for access to public information at Presidential Administration, Denys Ivanesko, has said.
"In autumn 2010, Presidential Administration bought 36 Skoda Octavia cars, and now they are used by leadership of Presidential Administration and its departments," he told Interfax-Ukraine on Saturday.
Ivanesko said that Mercedes cars that were earlier used by the administration's leadership are now used by the state department of affairs and will service foreign delegations.
"Thus, executive cars are used less, and this means saving of funds for petrol and servicing," he said.
He said that Presidential Administration is planning to save more budget funds in the future.