We demand that the Verkhovna Rada immediately cancel the gas price increase

15:34 08.11.2018

Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko has urged the Verkhovna Rada to immediately vote on draft resolution №9265 to cancel the Government’s decision to raise the price of natural gas for the population and to introduce a moratorium on further increases.

“We demand that the illegal 23.5% increase in gas prices be abolished, that Ukrainian gas be given to the people, that parliament investigate corruption by Naftogaz of Ukraine, the president and all his entourage in the parliament connected to the illegal price of gas,” Yulia Tymoshenko said during a speech in parliament.

The politician emphasized that six parliamentary factions – with the exception of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc – signed a draft resolution to abolish the gas price increase for the population and to introduce a moratorium on further tariff increases, but it is being blocked by the pro-presidential majority.

“The majority in parliament is a mafia. Unfortunately, this vitally important resolution is not just not being put to a vote, it is not even being given to the responsible committee. This hall isn’t concerned about important questions that affect the people!” she said indignantly.

Yulia Tymoshenko said that the Batkivshchyna faction will continue to fight against the gas price increase for the population.

“We will not vote for any bill until this resolution is voted on. We urge all factions not to vote in parliament until this increase in gas prices is rescinded,” she said.