Ukraine is ready to start the heating season in time. The local authority is responsible for that, as Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraine’s Prime Minister, stated during the Hour of questions to the Government at the Verkhovna Rada.
112 Ukraine broadcasted the plenary meeting of the Parliament.
“Ukraine is ready for the heating season and the municipal government is responsible for that. I don’t see any problems with that. Speaking of the price, you know that we are conducting difficult talks with the international partners, as many years ago Ukraine made certain commitments concerning the formation of a single price in Ukraine, and today gas costs $392,9 for industry and $250 for the population. We are trying to find the best solution,” Groysman said.
He stressed that the Governor and city government are responsible for hot water supply, heating, power supply, clean streets and their lighting. According to the Prime Minister, all these responsibilities are supported with tens of billions of hryvnias at the expense of fiscal decentralization.
“Therefore, the heating season begins in time, we have everything for that, gas reserves in particular, and I don’t see any problems. No problems with the electric power, the entire system is working in a routine mode. Everything will be fine, it’s just important that everyone does their work locally,” Groysman concluded.
Earlier, on August 13, Hennadiy Zubko, Deputy Prime Minister for Regional Development, Construction and Housing, informed that 67% of the social structure objects (schools, hospitals, kindergartens) and Ukraine’s heating supply companies were ready to the heating season.