In many regions heavy snowfalls have caused traffic problems both on highways and in cities, but the responsibility of local authorities is to timely and efficiently respond to the situation and help people. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the Government session.
"Snow causes traffic jams both on motor roads and in urban areas. It is important for local authorities to mobilize resources," stressed the Head of Government and added that the local budgets possess sufficient resources to ensure proper functioning of road infrastructure.
"When traffic jams and problems occur, hence it is if utmost importance to quickly unblock roads and help people. Local leaders should shortly organize work. We inform (about threats) in advance and mobilize (resources). Everyone should be involved", underscored the Prime Minister.
Volodymyr Groysman emphasized leadership on the ground is personally responsible for the situation. "If the heads of administrations remain passive observers, I will submit a Government’s proposal for dismissal of such officials to the President. I would ask you to take this issue seriously. We will monitor the situation. It is important not to forget about people. There is a technique, there is fuel, there is money... And then we will make corresponding organizational conclusions", the Head of Government claimed.
According to the data released by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, weather conditions in the most regions will worsen in the coming days. The weather forecast is timely sent to the regions. 1300 units of equipment are already involved in road clearing. Information about the situation on the roads is constantly being submitted to the central authorities. All rescue services are working in an accelerated regime.