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PM orders to pay only for electricity supplied to state-controlled territory
18.02.2015 | 17:48
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk demands that the National Commission of Ukraine for Energy, Housing and Utilities Services Regulation (NCER) and the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry immediately establish a clear algorithm - "only the electricity supplied to Ukrainian government-controlled territory should be paid." The Head of the Government stated this at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on Wednesday, January 18.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk instructed to stop financial transfers, "until it has been found out what we pay for - for the electricity supplied to the terrorists, or for the electricity supplied to the Ukrainian territory with Ukrainian citizens."

The Prime Minister also ordered to publish the general data about the sums of money spent by Ukraine on the supply of electricity and natural gas to the territories under the temporary control of Russian terrorists.

The Ministry of Finance was instructed to take measures aimed at paying compensations to Naftogaz and the energy market for unpaid shipments to these territories when the Ministry works out the State Budget, "Six months ago, I said that we would supply gas and electricity, but unpaid shipments will be compensated at the expense of the costs provided by the State Budget in the uncontrolled territory. These funds will be redirected to the repayment of gas and electricity debt."

"In the framework of combating terrorism I am calling on to stick to discipline in all ministries and all government as well as state-owned companies," the Prime Minister emphasized.


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