At the joint initiative of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Cabinet of Ministers and Parliamentarians, the Verkhovna Rada approved on January 29 bill №4672, which stipulates for the payment of monetized compensation to people who have electric heating.
During the Question Time with the Government, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that the document would allow people to be reimbursed for the abolition of the preferential electricity tariff and called on Parliament to support the initiative under the ad hoc procedure. 310 people's deputies voted for the bill.
The document provides for the allocation of UAH 1.4 billion from the state budget for the payment of compensation in connection with the increase in electricity tariffs. According to the adopted law, the following categories will receive reimbursement:
• people living in residential buildings (including hotel-type residential buildings, apartments and dormitories) equipped with electric heating installations;
• people living in apartment buildings that are not gasified with natural gas and in which district heating systems are absent or do not function (including in rural areas);
• large, foster families and family-type orphanages.
The Prime Minister also noted that a total of UAH 36.6 billion had been allocated for subsidies this year.
"This amount is estimated to be sufficient to pay for all the benefits and subsidies that people will require this year," the Prime Minister stressed.
Denys Shmyhal accentuated that all the obligations of the state on benefits and subsidies to the people will be fulfilled and the Government will continue work on setting fair tariffs for all people in Ukraine.