Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko commissioned the Government to expand the subsidy program for Ukrainians due to the gas price increase. The press office of the Presidential Administration reports.
‘As the President, I put the government very strict requirement – we have to protect people, to expand the subsidy program, to engage more funds for the implementation of this program so that less-protected segments of the society or anyone for whom the increase is critical do not suffer,’ Poroshenko noted.
He also added that owing to the subsidies, any Ukrainian family experienced difficulties during the last gas price increase.
As we reported earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers decided to increase prices for gas by 23.5 percent from November 1. Thus, the Cabinet of Ministers set the gas price at $300 per thousand cubic meters. Yet, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman claimed that the gas prices have been increased by much lower amount than the International Monetary Fund initially demanded.