MP from the OPPOSITION BLOC Artur Martovytskyi said that the unreasonable and unauthorized demand of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” to raise the prepayment by up to 90% for gas supplies to regional suppliers would lead to disruption of the heating season in 2019.
According to the politician, the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of October 19, 2018 provides that to obtain a nomination for the supply of gas, heat energy producers need to meet a number of unbearable requirements: first, to achieve calculations with the NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine” at 90% in the period from December 1, 2018 to April 1, 2019, and also not below 78% in the period from November 16, 2018 to April 1, 2019.
“What are officials guided by when making such decisions?” After all, it is obvious that it is impossible to fulfill the requirements of the resolution a priori due to objective reasons that are independent of the will of the communities,” the opposition politician said during a briefing in the Verkhovna Rada on Friday, May 31.
According to Artur Martovytskyi, this is due to a reduction in household incomes and, as a result, a decrease in payments for heat supply services received.
“At the same time, the claim work on debt collection for the provided heat supply services takes quite a long time and does not make it possible to ensure timely payment for the gas received. Therefore, even with the participation of co-financing from the local budget, it is impossible to secure 90% of the payment,” he stressed.
According to the MP, the city of Pavlohrad is not an exception in this matter, since a similar situation is observed in almost every territorial community of Ukraine.
Artur Martovytskyi addressed Prime Minister Volodymyr Groisman with a demand not to prevent the disruption of the heating season, as well as to avoid social tension in the cities of Ukraine. “At the next government meeting, it is necessary to urgently make changes to paragraph 6 of clause 11 of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of October 19, 2017 No. 867, regarding the abolition of the rate “not less than 90 percent”, leaving only the rate of payments “not less than 78 percent” for all prisoners “Naftogaz of Ukraine "contracts for the supply of natural gas,” Artur Martovytskyi noted.