Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will require an
audit of all the state energy companies, as government policy is aimed at
market and fair tariffs in the energy sector. He said this today at a meeting
of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
"I expect that
four largest global accounting firms will carry out the first audit and make
their first conclusion on tariff charge. And I am going to ask for further
audit of energy companies, including NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy, Ukrgazvydobuvania, Ukrtransgaz,
so that we find out all expenses, depreciation exps, investments
and expenditures of all public companies," he said.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that this "the most transparent way
on setting tariffs in the country."
who receives a payment order, must know that we have checked completely all the
expenses of public companies, all the incomes of public companies, the natural
gas price, the price of domestic gas, and what we have to prove this," he
"The task of
the country today is to lay the foundation for making Ukraine completely energy
independent state in 10 years, and making us consume the least amount of energy
products, because today we occupy the first place in the world as to the amount
of primary energy consumption per 1 dollar of gross domestic product. This is
unacceptable," the Prime Minister underlined.
According to him,
the energy policy of the Government is aimed at market and fair tariffs in the
energy sector. In addition, the state should protect all low-income citizens in
view of bringing tariffs in accordance with the economically reasonable level.
One of the main tasks is to provide energy efficiency and energy independence
of the state in the next 10 years.
Moreover, Arseniy Yatsenyuk believes that Ukraine
should be ensured with domestic energy products and energy efficiency,
"Energy updating, insulation of buildings, meters and a reduction in
consumption and therefore a decrease in accounts for the population."
"That's our energy policy," the Prime Minister noted.
He also observed
that by the end of this week a previous audit of large audit firms on the
formation of tariffs should be completed. Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that audit results will be promulgated at
the Verkhovna Rada of
Ukraine. "Whatever results of the audit, we now say only about the
transparency and fairness of pricing and tariffs, and not a political lie being
spread," Arseniy Yatsenyuk