Yuriy Boyko: The government should protect people from rising tariffs
“During the heating season, the government is obliged to protect people from rising tariffs and provide citizens with cheap gas of the own production,” the co-chair of OPPOSITION PLATFORM - FOR LIFE Yuriy Boyko said on the air of the Nash TV channel.
“The situation on the natural gas market is really threatening. In Europe, where we are striving so much, gas is already at USD750 per thousand cubic meters. This price will rise by winter. This is an unaffordable price for our people, for our economy. The population should be provided with gas of the own production. At a price of UAH3-4 thousand per thousand cubic meters,” Yuriy Boyko stressed.
The co-chair of the opposition faction noted that the government is doing nothing to stop the rise in tariffs for housing and communal services, which will lead to an even greater increase in the population’s debt for communal services and a decrease in people’s living standards.
“Last year, Ukrgasvydobuvannya produced 14.2 billion cubic meters of gas, the population used 8.2 billion, fuel and energy consumption for the needs of the population – 4.7 billion, budgetary institutions – 0.4 billion – this means that we have enough gas from our own production to deliver to the population and the public sector. To reduce prices for the industry, it is necessary to conclude direct contracts with Russia, but the authorities absolutely do not care about the problems that Ukrainians are facing every day,” the politician said.
Yuriy Boyko recalled that OPPOSITION PLATFORM - FOR LIFE has long registered in parliament a package of draft laws aimed at lowering tariffs, but the authorities stubbornly ignore these initiatives of the opposition.