The government would not return to manual regulation of energy prices

Правительство не будет возвращаться к ручному регулированию цен на энергоносители

The government should not interfere with administrative decisions in pricing, even for energy

This was stated by Prime Minister Aleksei Goncharuk, talking to journalists in Kyiv on Friday, Interfax, Ukrainian news.

“When a politician begins to interfere in price, this leads to inefficiency, corruption and populism,” – said the Prime Minister, answering a question about the price of gas for the population, which has long been controversial in relations between the past, the Cabinet of Ministers and the International monetary Fund.
According to him, if some part of the population unable to cope with the market price, the government should help. “Until to pay for it, the value of this resource,” – said Goncharuk.

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Summing up, he noted that the figures in the payment received by the citizens, of course, are the government’s problem, and it will take action to all those in need, received help from the state, but without a return to administrative regulation of prices.

Recall the last time a number of politicians have repeatedly advocated the use of hand tools of price caps in energy markets. In particular, the head of the profile Committee in the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Gerus said about the need to reduce electricity prices in a competitive exchange market segments by establishing the price-cap (the end price) 15-20% below the current limit.