The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine supported a Governmental bill on the natural gas market, which will deprive the oligarchs or anyone else of the right to use public gas distribution networks free of charge.
Before voting Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk appealed to the Parliament to approve a relevant law. He reminded that almost all gas distribution network in the country are state-owned, at this, several wealthy citizens use them for free.
"The Parliament has voted for one of the basic laws in energy market of the country”, said Arseniy Yatsenyuk on the results of approval of the Law by the Verkhovna Rada. “Ten years they could not have voted, so today we have finally deprived Ukrainian natural gas market ofoligarchs and monopolies."
The law on the natural gas market provides for the right to use public gas distribution networks solely on a paid basis.
" Now we again assume control over all gas
distribution networks in the state ownership that occurred to be in private
ownership, so the money wasn’t paid to the state", said Arseniy Yatsenyuk.