By introducing the market gas price in Ukraine the
Government has eradicated corruption in gas pricing area and is committed not to
support abuses in oil and gas sector. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr
Groysman announced during A Question Time for the Government at the Verkhovna
Rada of Ukraine on Friday.
Commenting on the introduction of the market-based prices
for gas in Ukraine, Prime Minister stressed: "We must protect those who
need protection and slap wrist those who were making billions from the
Ukrainian gas. I will not back corruption in the oil and gas sector, I won’t, nobody
will ever make me do that."
He highlighted that by adopting relevant decision "we have
managed to cut off corruption at the root in the domain of gas price formation."
Groysman noted that certain political forces were currently intimidating people
by manipulating with the topic of tariffs for housing and communal services.
they [rates] are high, but there are compensatory mechanisms: the government
will pay for everyone who needs that but those who have the money - let them
pay. This means social justice. Everyone just ought to do his/her job, instead
of harassing people", urged the Head of Government, speaking about the
system of subsidies and other counterbalances provided by the Government for
will be absolutely fine, the situation in the country will stabilize," he
Minister noted that the country's default rating has been recently raised, Ukraine's
economy is starting to recover,
in third quarter a GDP growth is observed at the level of 1.8%. "Is this sufficient?
No, it's insufficient. But it is a good sign that says that if we work hard for
Ukraine, we will achieve growth at the level of 7-8-10%. But for this purpose we
should do the work instead of just talking about it," stressed Volodymyr