Prime Minister of
Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk
hopes that the Parliament will quickly prepare for second reading the
Government's reform bills required to receive the next tranche from the
International Monetary Fund. The
Head of Government said this speaking at the Parliament on Thursday, June 18.
"I hope that within
this week the parliamentary coalition will submit these bills for second
reading, as by July 10
we are to come to the meeting of the IMF Board to get the next tranche," he said.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk underlined that "the
payment of wages, pensions and social benefits for the population of Ukraine hinges
on receiving this tranche."
"So we need to pass
these bills in second reading and in general. I
hope that the parliamentary coalition feels its responsibility to the country,"
Before voting for bill
№2956 amending the Law of Ukraine "On the moratorium on the forced sale of
the property" (as to the mechanisms of influence on the debtor companies),
the Prime Minister stated that this bill would bring order to the calculations in
the energy market.
"According to this
bill, private owners who collect money from people for utility services will
have no opportunity to put this money into their pockets and do not pay NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy
for purchased natural gas," he stressed.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk informed that there
were extra consultations with MPs on this bill and the Cabinet of Ministers of
Ukraine agreed to an amendment that this bill would not apply to property that was
not subject to privatization under present law.
"So we remove the
main issue, which was raised in the parliamentary hall, on the so-called shadow
privatization. It will not exist. However,
we are raising the key issue - those oligarchs-owners of heating supply companies who collect money from people and do not pay for
purchased natural gas from Naftogaz Ukrainy, but put the money in their pockets, will be deprived of ownership to
their heating supply companies," the
Prime Minister said.