The Ukrainian government members had a meeting with the International Monetary Fund dedicated to gas tariffs for population. Ukrainian Premier Denys Shmygal claimed that there's a need to find the middle ground.
"The stance of our government is the following: the gas market in Ukraine should be working. Unfortunately, since players keep abusing their authority, hurting interests of fellow Ukrainians. We should find a middle ground that would protect people and help the gas market develop in future", the message said.
On January 13, energy infrastructure leaders agreed that the gas price for population in Ukraine would be lower than the market prices. This means the price would drop by even more than 30 percent. According to Acting Energy Minister Yuriy Vitrenko, the decision should be imposed and should start working since February.
According to the official, Ukraine took a commitment in the memorandum with the IMF, which obliges the country to shape the tariffs on the natural gas market. Marchenko underlined that the decision to cut the prices has not been made yet. It can be done in the near future. For now, the consultations are underway - in particular, with the IMF.