isn’t going to fund the previous system in the gas sector, which generated
losses in public enterprises and widespread corruption, but it is ready to provide
financial assistance to Ukrainian citizens who need it after the introduction
of market prices for gas.
Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced Monday during a teleconference
with heads of executive authorities while discussing social protection issues,
including housing subsidies.
"All those who have money will pay the full
price, while those who have low incomes - they will be compensated about 85% of
the difference by the government. We aren’t going to reimburse losses to
heating utility companies, water services companies, but we will finance
support to each particular citizen of Ukraine who needs such assistance," said
Minister stressed that the intimidation of populists that allegedly the bills
for housing and communal services would contain large sums and the citizens would
not be able to pay their bills was untrue.
existing subsidy mechanism provides a clear opportunity to every Ukrainian
citizen who requires help to get a target support from the country which compensates
for payment for housing and utility services, the Head of the Government
Minister noted that in past when there had been in effect the system with low gas
prices, the difference in price had been reimbursed directly by the Naftogaz, and such financing had amounted up to UAH 100
billion UAH annually, what had been hidden from the Ukrainian society.
cheap gas was charged as consumed by the population, and aftermath sold in the
market at a commercial price - from these deals the criminals pulled down "hundreds
of millions and billions," said the Head of Government.
a system won’t get our support, as it enables corruption", he stressed.