Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko has called on the Verkhovna Rada to support the draft resolution on the cancellation of increased gas tariffs for the population, a moratorium on further increases, and initiative to provide the population with domestically produced gas.
“Most factions in parliament, except the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko, signed a draft resolution to abolish the increase in gas tariffs for the population. We demand the immediate support of this draft resolution. We also demand a moratorium on increasing gas prices and support the decision to transfer to the population natural gas produced by Ukraine,” Yulia Tymoshenko said during a speech in parliament.
According to the politician, Batkivshchyna will not vote for any other draft law or draft resolution until the demand is met.
Yulia Tymoshenko also stressed that, despite the fact that the authorities promised Ukrainians not to raise gas tariffs, the president, Petro Poroshenko, “gave the order for an increase of 23.5%,” and as a result, tariffs for heat and hot water will rise.
The parliamentarian added that more than 130 local councils throughout the country also appealed to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with the demand to immediately abolish the decision to raise gas tariffs, and mass protests were held in communities demanding the same.