Among the variants to improve the system of subsidies, the
Government is considering the monetization of savings from subsidies. Vice
Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko announced on
air of the NewsOne TV channel.
"The subsidy is absolutely targeted – it means payment for
gas and housing and communal services. But we must make sure that the funds are
used just for these appropriate purposes. Unfortunately, because of the full
monetization of the subsidies we cannot achieve this goal 100%", he
"As one of the options to improve the system of
subsidies, and I think it will be introduced, is the monetization of savings from
subsidies. When a person economizes on the consumption of gas, electricity, in end
of the heating season there will appear positive delta and we are working hard
to ensure that this positive delta would be monetized", said Pavlo Rozenko.
He also noted that the previous year the average amount of
subsidies had made up UAH 1400. "Last year, the average subsidy was
approximately 1400 hryvnias. This means that each
family that receives a subsidy, on average, received a monthly sum worth 1400 hryvnias as compensation of the price of gas".