Batkivshchyna Party Leader Yulia Tymoshenko says following the decision of the Sixth Administrative Court of Appeal declaring illegal the increase in gas prices in 2016 for the population and thermal communal power companies, the new President has the authority to veto the relevant decrees, which will allow to reduce gas and heat tariffs for the population.
“I have in my hands the decision of the Court of Appeal – this is already the second court that found that the decisions of the Groysman-Poroshenko government on raising the price of gas were unjustified, illegal, and excessive,” Yulia Tymoshenko said during a briefing in the Verkhovna Rada.
The politician said that President Zelensky now has the right to veto these decisions of the Groysman-Poroshenko government.
“For this, the new President needs one day or even just one hour. The main thing is that he now has in his hands, thanks to our team and our victory in the court, a decision that gives him the grounds to stop the government’s decision to illegally increase gas prices,” she said, urged the new President to act immediately.
The head of the faction also noted that now, every person and thermal communal power company that overpaid for gas in recent years can go to court and receive a recalculation on the basis of the court’s decision.
“The decision of the court makes it possible for all citizens of Ukraine or legal entities to appeal to the court and receive a refund for their overpayment. That is, everyone can go to court to return their money. Because they took this money for gas from them illegally, ” Yulia Tymoshenko said.