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Rising world electricity prices don't affected tariffs in Ukraine, - Zelensky

Source : 112 Ukraine

The president claims that the price of electricity has even decreased for a certain category of people
14:25, 19 October 2021

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President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that electricity tariffs in Ukraine have remained unchanged, despite rising world market prices, he stated in an interview with ICTV, on the air of the Freedom of speech program.

"Our electricity remained the same as it was before the heating season. Conversely, the price has decreased for low-income people. I am convinced that despite these challenges - and they are difficult - we are going into the heating season with a stable policy," the head of state stressed.

However, Zelensky drew attention to some technical issues that exist in certain areas. According to him, they will be resolved soon.

Related: Over half of Ukraine’s power units of state thermal power plants do not work due to lack of coal

As it was reported earlier, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Nikolai Shulginov on October 13 has announced his readiness to resume the supply of electricity to Ukraine if it needs to be imported.

On March 6, Chairman of the Board of Naftogaz of Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko stated that the energy independence of Ukraine will create guarantees for the security of electricity supplies in Central and Eastern Europe, therefore the country intends to separate its energy system from Russia and Belarus in 2022.

On May 5, Ukraine has renewed the import of electrical energy from Belarus.

On May 15, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a law introducing a ban on the import of electricity from Russia and Belarus.

In the same month, the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission of Ukraine banned the import of electricity from Russia and Belarus until October 1, but later extended the ban until November 1.

Related: Zelensky acknowledges that there is not enough gas in Ukrainian storage facilities

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