By introducing the market gas price in Ukraine the Government has eradicated corruption in gas pricing area and is committed not to support abuses in oil and gas sector. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced during A Question Time for the Government at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Friday.
Commenting on the introduction of the market-based prices for gas in Ukraine, Prime Minister stressed: "We must protect those who need protection and slap wrist those who were making billions from the Ukrainian gas. I will not back corruption in the oil and gas sector, I won’t, nobody will ever make me do that."
He highlighted that by adopting relevant decision "we have managed to cut off corruption at the root in the domain of gas price formation."
Volodymyr Groysman noted that certain political forces were currently intimidating people by manipulating with the topic of tariffs for housing and communal services.
"Yes, they [rates] are high, but there are compensatory mechanisms: the government will pay for everyone who needs that but those who have the money - let them pay. This means social justice. Everyone just ought to do his/her job, instead of harassing people", urged the Head of Government, speaking about the system of subsidies and other counterbalances provided by the Government for the citizens.
"Everything will be absolutely fine, the situation in the country will stabilize," he said.
The Prime Minister noted that the country's default rating has been recently raised, Ukraine's economy is starting to recover, in third quarter a GDP growth is observed at the level of 1.8%. "Is this sufficient? No, it's insufficient. But it is a good sign that says that if we work hard for Ukraine, we will achieve growth at the level of 7-8-10%. But for this purpose we should do the work instead of just talking about it," stressed Volodymyr Groysman.