The Rada is obliged to immediately abolish the illegal increase in gas prices

14:51 03.12.2018

Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko has appealed to the Verkhovna Rada to immediately consider draft resolution №9265 on the abolition of the government’s decision to raise the price of gas for the population and the introduction of a moratorium on further price increases.

“The Verkhovna Rada must immediately approve the resolution to abolish the decision of the government to raise the price for gas for the population. The resolution to stop the increase in the gas price was signed by the leaders of all parliamentary factions, with the exception of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc,” Yulia Tymoshenko said during the meeting of the conciliation council heads of factions and chairmen of parliamentary committees.

“We calculated that the cost of extraction of 1 cubic meter of gas is 1 hryvnia. If you add taxes and profit it comes to 3.5 hryvnias. And people are being sold gas for 8.55 hryvnias,” she added.

The politician added that the relevant draft resolution also proposes to set a moratorium on further increases in gas prices for the population.