This was stated by the Co-Chairman of the OPPOSITION BLOC Yuriy Boyko during his working visit to Kamenske, Dnipropetrovsk region.
“Today the main problem of any city is the beginning of the heating season. Because with such tariffs and more than 40 billion in debt, almost all cities and local budgets became hostages of the government and Naftohaz, which raised tariffs for space altitude. People cannot pay them, and subsidies in sufficient quantities are not allocated. In this mess, created by the current government regarding tariffs, people became just hostages of the fact that the heating season may not start on time and people will not get warm. This is a problem for the whole country,” Yuriy Boyko said.
According to the Co-Chairman of the opposition faction, the draft State Budget-2019 does not include a sufficient amount of subsidies. “It will immediately make all people debtors. And the debtors, respectively, cannot issue subsidies. It turns out a vicious circle. It can be broken only by lowering utility rates by half. This has never happened before, with 80% of households being recipients of subsidies. The current government and Naftogaz have made the entire country a debtor,” Yuriy Boyko stressed.