All the grounds to lower gas prices for the population from May 1 - both economic and legal – are in place. And the Government has adopted a series of decisions that oblige Naftogaz of Ukraine to reduce the price for consumers, first of all, for the population. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman.
"It is necessary to abide by the decision of the Government, and from May 1, to reduce the price of gas. If the management of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine does not comply with that, it will be considered dishonest. And if so, I have already said: I will raise the issue of dismissal of the head (NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine) at the next Government sitting. They (NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine) should stop setting the tone in this topic in such a cynical manner", stressed Volodymyr Groysman.
The Prime Minister added that NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine is a state-run company and the Government respects the principles of corporate governance introduced there. But if these principles are not respected by the company itself, then the situation requires to be corrected.
"There are all grounds for lowering prices", said Volodymyr Groysman. "It is thoughtless and unlikely to succeed playing with me cat and mouse". If they (leaders of NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine") delude citizens, it will be punished."