The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine wants to change the social norm of gas consumption for inhabitants, informs on Wednesday a press-service of the government referring to the message of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the meeting With the authorized picket near the building of the Cabinet.
in the beginning of last week at the government building in Kiev began a rally With a demand to reduce the cost of utilities - the so-called " tariff Maidan ". Leader "Radical party" Oleg Lyashko, which is one of the founders of the campaign, said citizens will not disperse as long as their demands are not made.
"The Prime Minister of Ukraine told about the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, which introduced the mechanism of changes in the use of social norms of consumption of gas. A social norm is established in the amount of 1200 cubic meters for the entire heating season (6 months). This means that people can determine how much gas to apply while the social norms monthly during the heating season, " - said in the report.
The Cabinet Also decided, on the adjustment of the market price of natural gas in the coming year, depending on prices of imported gas and the rate of the national currency. In addition, the government decided to be held in February (usually It's the coldest month of winter in Ukraine - ed.) 2016 oversight of real expenditures of residents on the gas in order to assess the need to increase social norms and to take the proper decision.
Kiev was forced to go on the gain in utility tariffs to get a loan program from the IMF. Tariffs for electricity, gas, heat and hot water has increased for residents of Ukraine From 1 April. According to the agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the IMF, Usually the cost of gas for residents increased by 285%. Also due to the increase in the cost of electrical energy 1 may have increased water Rates for residents from 4% to 100%. In that regard, the government of Ukraine has developed a mechanism for the payment of grants for payment housing and communal services.
On September 1, the electricity Tariffs were again increased, following the increase is expected in March 2016.