The Ukrainian Government has allotted UAH 1.9 billion for
subventions to provide travel privilege in public transport. Local authorities
should ensure the appropriate use of funds and travel privilege in public
transport, said Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a Government
meeting on Wednesday, May 20.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized that pensioners, the disabled
and other special categories of citizens are entitled to free travel in public
He recalled that this year the Ukrainian Government had allocated
for subsidies to assign travel privilege for citizens in all the territories
"an amount, which is equal with last year’s - and it is 1.9 billion hryvnias".
Arseniy Yatsenyuk accentuated the Ministry of Finance had
funded grants: "The funds are forwarded to the regions, and I ask the
regions to ensure the use of funds and travel privilege".
The Prime Minister noted that the Regulation of the Cabinet
of Ministers doesn’t envisage privilege for senior citizens in the metro of Kyiv,
Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk: "According to the law, it is the competence of
Arseniy Yatsenyuk appealed to the local authorities of these
cities to make appropriate decisions.