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Protests against raising gas tariffs: People blocked several roads in Chernivtsi region

Source : 112 Ukraine

The protesters blocked traffic in six settlements
18:50, 18 January 2021

Protests against raising gas tariffs in Chernivtsi region
National Police of Chernivtsi region

The local residents in Chernivtsi region protest against the increase in utility tariffs and blocked several roads. This was reported by the police press service.

“Citizens express dissatisfaction with the increase in utility tariffs as they walk back and forth the pedestrian crossings. We ask drivers to take into account the situation on these roads when planning their trips,” the statement reads.

According to preliminary information, the protesters blocked traffic in the villages of Mamaivtsi, Dubivtsi, Berehomet, Nepolokivtsi, Orshivtsi and in the town of Kitsman.

Police urged the organizers of the protests not to violate public safety and order. In order to avoid traffic jams, police officers divert vehicles from protest sites, law enforcement officers say.

Related: Ukrainian authorities rise electricity tariffs in 2021

Earlier the protests against the increase in gas tariffs were held in Poltava, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Vinnytsia, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv regions.

Related: Ukrainians protest against raising gas tariffs

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