If Ukrainians go and vote for current authorities, they have to be willing to pay $461 for gas. The chairman of the political council of Opposition platform - For Life Viktor Medvedchuk said this on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
“It is necessary to raise issues that concern Ukrainian citizens, because when it comes to the price of gas, it concerns everyone who is paying today sky-high utility tariffs. We wanted to show that today it is possible to come to an agreement and reduce the cost of gas and reduce utility tariffs. This was the main task and we showed it. How the current authorities and future authorities should act now? Today, citizens see that such agreements can be reached. How can this power continue to manipulate public opinion and claim that sky-high gas prices are the right thing? It can only be right in the interest of the president’s statement that we jumped off a gas needle. It is a political slogan...,” he said.
“Millions of citizens who already cannot pay that tariffs, have to suffer to justify this thesis and his program. If any other authprities come and do not pay attention to it and will not sit at the negotiating table to improve the lives of people, they will give their own assessment. They can give it today,” he added.
“Today, our citizens pay 317 dollars per 1,000 cubic meters of gas. According to the agreement signed by the government and approved by the IMF, from May 1 the price will rise to 368 dollars, and on January 1, 2020, the cost will be 461 dollars. Today, our citizens who will go to the election should understand that by voting for this power, they vote for these prices,” he summed up.