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PM commissions to set up special working group to study situation on gas market and eliminate any monopoly in this sector
05.04.2017 | 12:11

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman commissioned to establish a special working group with participation of representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Antimonopoly Committee and the deputy corps to study the situation on the gas market, market of gas delivery service and to eliminate any private monopolies, first of all, that are operating in this area. A corresponding order was announced by the Head of Government during a session of the Cabinet of Ministers attended by members of the Radical Party faction led by its leader Oleh Liashko.

Addressing to the Prime Minister, Oleh Liashko stressed that the current market of delivery to the consumers was extremely monopolized, and this situation required immediate response of authorities, in particular that of the Cabinet of Ministers. "We appeal to the Government and personally the Prime Minister to make a decision, to instruct, to consider (the situation) and to root out corruption on the gas market. I request your action in response to our appeal", urged the MP.

In turn, the Prime Minister said: "I give a commission to the First Vice Prime Minister to form a group, we will include here MPs, all responsible ministries, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade as well as Antimonopoly Committee to settle objectively this issue."

Volodymyr Groysman added that previously the Government had abolished all illegal deals in the market of gas sales and at the same time provided support to 7.5 million Ukrainian families. "Today we must fight for the incomes of citizens. I want to assure you that I listen to the people. But it is not enough. It is necessary not just to hear them but to understand the people. And I focus on how to change the situation within the country", emphasized the Prime Minister, accentuating that the target to renew the country is something that can unite different political forces.


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