Ukraine's Parliament on Thursday adopted in the first reading the government's draft law on natural gas market, which was developed in Accordance with international obligations of Ukraine in the framework of the energy of the brotherhood.
Such a decision at the meeting of the Verkhovna Rada supported 237 parliamentarians when the required minimum of 226 votes. The document has to pass the second reading.
first Deputy Finance Minister of Ukraine Ihor Umansky reported that the adoption of this law is the condition of the international monetary Fund and the world Bank to resume lending.
The head of state, NJSC "Naftogaz Ukrainy" Andrey Korolev reported that This Document will create rules for the acquisition of European gas companies on the border of Ukraine-the Russian Federation.
According to Deputy Minister of energy and coal industry of Igor Didenko, the government's draft law envisages the full distribution functions of supply, transportation and distribution." Also increases the role of the regulator, the national energy regulatory Board, which together with the Cabinet of Ministers will decide the most painful issue Is market pricing. This means that socially disadvantaged strata residents will receive an individual grant, " said Didenko, introducing the Document in the Parliament.
according to him, the law also provides for the battle against the illegal activities of officials in the market of gas trade." This law completely eliminates the corruption component in the gas market ", - said the Deputy Minister.