Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk urged Vice Prime
Minister, Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities
Hennadii Zubko to intensify
control over responsibility of local authorities in the process of preparation
of housing and communal services sector for winter. The Head of Government announced
at the meeting of the Board of the Ministry of Regional Development,
Construction, Housing and Utilities on Thursday, July 23.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk informed that the day before he had summoned
a meeting of the energy crisis staff. He noted that he is "very
dissatisfied with the management in the energy sector".
He noted that by the beginning of the heating season we
should have in storages about 19 billion cubic metres of gas: "We should better
take precautions and accumulate more resource to make it easier to endure the coming
autumn-winter period," he said, adding that it was also necessary to gather
in warehouses at least 3.5 million tons of coal.
"Essential in the energy issue now is to plan how to
pass the autumn-winter period and how in general to build a new policy of
energy independence," he said.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk commissioned Vice Prime Minister, Minister
of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Hennadii Zubko to hold urgent
conference calls and to set up a Commission to prepare housing and communal
services sector for winter: "To summon all the staff: regional and
district administrations, city mayors, all utility companies and check the state
of implementation of the plan. In August we should know we are ready for the