The Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmygal stated that there are no grounds for raising the tariffs of thermal communal energy (TCE) companies for heating and hot water. He announced this during a press conference.
“The government has taken all steps to prevent this from happening. We are fulfilling our obligations under the memorandum, we are giving over $1 billion to TCE to bring order there, and we have made the price of gas without VAT UAH 6.18 per cubic meter, which for many cities is less than set in the heat tariffs,” the Prime Minister said.
Shmygal noted that in some TCE companies the heat tariff remains at the level of 4.5-5 UAH, noting that in such cases “it will be necessary to look for mechanisms to compensate for the difference from local budgets and possibly from the state.”
As it was reported earlier, the price of gas in Ukraine for household consumers will not change and will remain as it was fixed in the annual tariff of gas supply companies until May 1, 2022.