The price of gas for Ukrainians will increase three times

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The price of gas for Ukraine will increase in three stages from November 2018 to may 2020. This is stated in the decree, published on the website of the Cabinet.

According to the information provided in the documents at the first stage — from November 1, 2018 the prices will be 23.5 percent. In the second stage, prices will increase from 1 may to 31 December 2018, on the third — from 1 January to 1 may 2020.

That Ukrainians will increase gas prices by a quarter on October 19 was announced by Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman. According to the head of the government, the need to raise the price of gas arose because of debts of Ukraine to its international partners. Otherwise the Ukraine will be declared a default.

The next day, October 20, it became known that the international monetary Fund (IMF) will allocate Ukraine $ 3.9 billion. The loan is designed for 14 months. He should replace the agreement concluded in 2015 and expire in March 2019.

In August, Ukraine was unable to obtain from the IMF tranche in the amount of $ 1.9 billion that has blocked the possibility of financial assistance from other parties. The country has not complied with a condition of receipt of funds — increase in gas prices for the population by a third.

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