Alexey Goncharovoj: Ivan Kovalenko / “Kommersant”
In the Internet appeared the audio recording that was allegedly made at the meeting in the government of Ukraine in September 2019. Reports about it “Strenia”.
Prime Minister Alexey Goncharuk colleagues and I were discussing gas prices. Then there were negotiations with the International monetary Fund (IMF) on the allocation of Ukraine loan tranche, one of the conditions was the abolition of special gas prices for the population and the establishment of uniform market prices for residents and for businesses.
The head of the government believed that the IMF will not agree to move the market price of gas at the end of the heating season. “If you were in their place, they would have said “fellow Papuans”,” says on the tape, the voice attributed to the Prime Minister.
“If I tell you, kid, now let go in the spring, and then spring in it to play, then there is no guarantee that when autumn comes, you win again” — said Goncharuk, the reaction of the IMF to this proposal.
The head of “Naftogaz” Andrey Kobelev suggested that local authorities have bought gas for the entire heating season, and the current price is preserved. The Minister of regional development Alyona Babak insisted that not everyone has the money. The conversation also included Ministers of economy, energy and Deputy Minister of Finance.
As the newspaper notes, it became apparent that the idea of forcing local councils to buy gas for months not worked. According to experts, could be made as follows: Ukraine raises any price of gas, but does not receive until that time, the loan.
In January, the network appeared the alleged recording of meetings in the Ukrainian government, which allegedly Goncharuk critical remarks about the understanding of the economy by President Vladimir Zelensky and offered to explain to him the example of her salad. The Prime Minister himself called a layman. After the scandal, the Prime Minister has filed a resignation, but the President decided to “give him a chance”.
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