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We will suffer minimal losses, - Prime Minister on gas prices increase

Moreover, the Government is working on a new subsidy system
11:19, 2 October 2018

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Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman stated that the increase of gas prices would cost “minimal losses.” He claimed it on air of Svoboda Slova show on ICTV channel.

“I can tell that the IMF understands the situation. They estimate the real incomes of the people. I am convinced that we will solve this situation with minimal losses,” Groysman said.

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According to him, there is no decision, but constructive dialogues with the IMF on the gas prices are being conducted.

“Ukraine has to repay 33 billion USD of debt, besides, we use 5 billion USD annually for the maintenance,” Gorusman said.

Related: Government might refuse from gas prices increase, - Social Policy Minister

Reportedly, the Cabinet of Ministers postponed the increase of gas prices for the population till October 18. Now, the price remains the same, the talks with the IMF are underway.

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