IMF calls on Ukraine to set market prices for gas
Gas tariffs can not only not grow but also decrease, says Minister of Finance Alexander Danilyuk.
"We believe that it is important that gas prices, including tariffs for households, be determined by the market in accordance with the reforms that were implemented in 2016 and which were one of the main achievements of the reform process in Ukraine in recent years," says Yosta Ljungman, the representative of the IMF in Ukraine, .
According to Segodnya, the government's failure to make decisions to regulate the price of gas at the level of external market rates froze the lending from the Fund after the last two tranches in April 2017.
In Ukraine, the window for reforms, supported by the IMF, is gradually closing, amid the presidential and parliamentary elections in 2019, the Fund noted. The current program of the Foundation also ends in March 2019.
As Minister of Finance Alexander Danilyuk informed, as a result of the development of a new mechanism of payment, gas tariffs can not only not grow but also decrease.