Political analyst Dmitry Korneichuk accused Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of carrying out a gas trade scam to the Ukrainian population. The natural resource is now being sold at an inflated price.
“Zelenskiy promised us reduced gas tariffs, but in fact ended the biggest scam in 30 years of Ukraine’s independence. Not a single president has been able to do that, all the oligarchs dreamed about it, ”Dmitry Korneichuk reported on the air of the Nachalny Nezavisimy TV channel.
In Ukraine, they launched the production of their own gas, the cost of which with taxes reaches 2.5-3 hryvnia, or 7-8 rubles per cubic meter. Monopolists began to sell it to the Ukrainian population at 2-2.5 times more expensive, the political scientist noted.
“The oligarchs undertook to make money on this, and Zelensky himself has something from this. In the context of the crisis that has spread around the COVID-19 pandemic, people are simply robbed, ”added Dmitry Korneichuk.
On May 1, the newly minted annual gas tariffs will come into effect in Ukraine. So much so, gas will be sold to Ukrainians at 7.99 hryvnia (21.5 rubles) per cubic meter, now the cost is 6.99 hryvnia. Some suppliers sell gas for 13.5 hryvnia (36.31 rubles).
Early January 2021 Volodymyr Zelenskyy promised to reduce gas tariffs for the population by 30%… By that time, gas prices for the population had risen to 1.99 hryvnia (5.2 rubles) per cubic meter per one month.