Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk has urged Ukrainian citizens who are subject to obtaining benefits and subsidies, immediately apply to the Department of Social
Protection so as to issue a state assistance, the PM said at a government meeting on Wednesday, October 1.
He has informed that the State budget has allocated UAH 8.8 billion to the payment of benefits and
compensations for the population: "UAH 3.8 billion has been already used, so UAH 5 billion remains till the end of this year."
Prime Minister has stressed that the budget situation is extremely difficult: "It is a military budget, and actually, we
act in the conditions of martial law."
stressed that the State
budget has lost again UAH 2 billion of revenues from Donbas and "there is a constant trend to a fall of tax payment": "The trend has a time lag. It means that in this month we have actually collected revenues for August. And as the situation has worsened in August, therefore, in the next month we expect deterioration in the volume of collected revenues from Donetsk and Luhansk regions. "
to him, the situation on the territories controlled by Russian terrorists in Donetsk and Luhansk regions "has a terrible effect on the
economy as a whole":"Everything is intertwined: “Ukrzaliznytsia" gets 40% of revenues from
Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Blown up bridges and roads mean no revenues from traffic, and therefore, there are no payments to the
budget, no payments for wages, no payments for
electricity and, thus, it just kills the Ukrainian economy. "
"We as a Government are well aware of all the problems that people face: prices, tariffs, rate of
exchange. This is due to the fact that it is difficult to manage the economy, when in our territory there are Russian tanks, terrorists as well as shooting. But we are managing, will continue to manage, and we will be able to cope with it," the Prime Minister emphasized.