Vadym Rabinovych demands to release Ukrainians from housing and communal payments and to write off all related debts
Exemption of population from housing and communal payments, as well as writing off existing debts for consumed services, which arose during the quarantine period or restrictive measures related to the spread of the coronavirus – this is what the MP, co-chair of the “OPPOSITION PLATFORM – FOR LIFE” political party Vadym Rabinovych insists on.
Respective draft laws have been submitted by the parliamentarian to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Vadym Rabinovych insists that citizens have the right to social protection, which includes the right to provide them in case of full, partial or temporary disability, loss of breadwinner, unemployment due to circumstances beyond their control, as well as in elderly age and in other cases provided for by legislation.
The MP also reminded that since the introduction of quarantine, a number of legislative acts have been adopted in the field of social protection, aimed at improving the economic and financial situation of citizens. However, none of the adopted laws exempted citizens for the period of quarantine from paying for housing and communal services, which accout for the lion’s share in the expenses of each Ukrainian family. Meanwhile, a number of countries within the framework of assistance to their citizens have already made the housing and communal payments part of the anti-crisis plan of measures related to the pandemic.
Therefore, the MP proposes to “release from housing and communal payments the entire population of Ukraine in the circumstances of quarantine and restrictive measures related to the spread of COVID-19, as well as write off existing debts,” the explanatory notes to the draft laws say.
Vadym Rabinovych stressed that the adoption of the draft laws submitted by him does not require additional expenditures from the State Budget of Ukraine, and ensures partial compliance with the constitutional rights of Ukrainian citizens (the right to a proper standard of living for themselves and their families and the right to social protection) during the pandemic.