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Ukraine's PM to initiate resignation of Naftogaz CEO in case of gas prices increase

The Government insists on 8,55 hryvnias ($0,3) per one cubic meter since May 1
15:04, 17 April 2019

Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraine's PM
Liga.net

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman stated that he initiated resignation of the Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolev if gas prices for the population do not decrease since May 1, as he said at the Government’s session on April 17.

“Or Naftogaz-Ukraine leaves the price lower than 8,55 hryvnias ($0,3, - ed.) per one cubic meter since May 1 and reports on that on April 24… Otherwise, I initiate resignation of Naftogaz CEO and I will ask the Government to support me,” Groysman said.  

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Earlier, Naftogaz-Ukraine demands the Cabinet of Ministers to cancel the order No. 867 as of October 19, 2019 on the regulation of gas prices. 

The company’s representatives stated that for now Naftogaz has to observe these special duties according to which since May, 1 gas prices will increase by 15% to the level of $276 per one cubic meter (without VAT and expenses for transportation and distribution).

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