As of December 25, national joint-stock company Naftogaz-Ukraine has paid more than 4.3 billion U.S. dollars of taxes and dividends, contributing the funds to the state budget of Ukraine. Andriy Kobolev, the Board Director of Naftogaz posted that on Facebook.
"We provided the largest share of incomes to the state budget; approximately every seventh hryvnia reached the treasury via one of our group's companies. Today, the Cabinet of Ministers (...) made a decision on the early payment of dividends in 2019. Immediately after this decision was made, we put 8.5 billion hryvnias of dividends and 4.5 billion hryvnias of other tax payments", he wrote.
In December, the company contributed almost $ 830 mln to Ukraine's state budget.
Earlier this month, Naftogaz-Ukraine cut the price for consumers by 13 percent; the current price makes some $ 178 per thousand cubic meters.