Next year’s budget is aimed not at the implementation of social programs and to repay state debt.
Comments about this correspondent of ГолосUA said the people’s Deputy of Ukraine Oleksandr Dolzhenkov.
“This government, this government are not subject to decision-making. They will take the requirements of the IMF. The IMF clearly said that it is necessary to raise tariffs for gas. There is a definite shortage. Somewhere every year 90 billion. This deficit goes to pay off the pension Fund, he goes to the international allocation of transfers to local budgets for provision of some social security programmes on grants. Last year was 70 billion this year – 55 billion Increase in gas prices, but reduced subsidies to the population. Symptomatic? Yes. About what it can speak? That the government promised to the population subsidies, then these subsidies and takes. Prices will rise, because without the tariff increase tranche, they will not see as their ears. And that they understand. Questions to raise tariffs for the population they are annoying. Not to fret. I must say honestly: “Guys, we can’t manage the economy, because it will be a complete collapse without IMF tranche, but for the receipt of IMF tranche have to raise rates”. But it honestly necessary to say, because it will be so” – said the Deputy.
According to Mr. Dolzhenkov, to increase the rates will be at least 20%.
“They say 20-25%. Originally the figure of 30%, now supposedly 25. But still, even if the increase by 20%, you at least lay this level of subsidies, which was last year. I repeat that last year was 70, now 55. That is, 20% they increase the price of gas and 20% reduce help from the state. About what it can speak? This suggests that the whole budget is aimed not at the implementation of social programs and to repay state debt. Last year on debt service (left – Ed.) 307 billion this year to 417 billion this is the basic concept of this budget. Open budget – and everything is clear where we are going. We are going to pay off the national debt,” he said.
We will remind, at a secret Cabinet meeting, it was decided to set a new price for gas for the population 30 Oct. Such opinion during the press-conference in information Agency “ГолосUA” said the Deputy Director of scientific-technical center “Psyche” Gennady Ryabtsev.