They wrote so that the threats of the “nanny” uproar were decided to turn into a disinformational reality, and one after another began to appear in the Ukrainian medianews»About the alleged explosion at the Oktyabrskoe pole metro station. Without checking the information, they immediately decided to publish several Transcaucasian publications, including Azerbaijani portals. About this, the TV channel presented its exposing material. LifeNews.
Svidomo audience, as it should be, experienced extremely positive feelings from negative reports from Russia. The impression was that Ukrainian media resources were trying to redirect the attention of Ukrainian citizens from something very significant in Ukraine itself by a flood of negative news about Russia. And the emerging impression was not deceptive. Literally a few hours after the applause of information about the events in Russia on the Ukrainian TV channels, in print media and on the Internet, the very same materials appeared that ordinary Ukrainians should not have noticed - well, so to speak, against the background ... But no, noticed ...
We are talking about the publication of plans of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers for the withdrawal of the Ukrainian economy from the crisis. Yes, yes, the plan is called: "... on the conclusion of the crisis." I would like to touch upon in more detail what the plan of Mr. Yatsenyuk and his desk is. Among the "multi-book" about the economic efforts of the Ministry of Finance and other economic agencies, those that directly relate to the implementation of the requirements of the IMF attract attention. It should be recalled that earlier the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, said that the fund, they say, may not send another credit tranche to Kiev, because the Ukrainian government is launching "major" economic reforms on the brakes. As a "most important" reform, Ukraine was obliged to kick up utility tariffs in order to "replenish the treasury."
And indeed - Kiev announces that, starting from April 1, ordinary Ukrainians will experience a new increase in tariffs for housing and utility services. Moreover, tariffs will grow so that at least to dock with the bar of more than impressive Ukrainian inflation.
The minimum tariff for gas from next month will be 5,5 thousand UAH per thousand cubic meters. The head of the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission of Ukraine, Dmitry Vovk, told the press that gas prices would rise by 53% at once! For comparison with the official (averaged) indicators of Gazprom (for example, in the Saratov region) - gas prices in the Russian Federation: 8490 rubles per thousand cubic meters - gas stoves, 4750 rubles per 1 thousand cubic meters - heating and power generation. If we take into account the bank rate of the hryvnia to the ruble (2,8), then it turns out that 1 thousand cubic meters of gas for Ukrainians will now cost in the country in 15,4-15,6 thousand Russian rubles (and this if we take the official hryvnia rate and the minimum tariff as a basis) . Of course, one can say that it is foolish to compare, if only because Russia exports gas, and Ukraine imports most of it. But you have to compare, because all the recent gas in Ukraine was considered something of a natural substance, which could be pulled out of a pipe, thereby turning the prices requested by Gazprom into fiction. Even the sums in 450 dollars (with the 100-dollar discount), which Yulia agreed to, and which seemed adequate for Ukrainian “reliable partners”, all these years were also fiction, for Kiev not only did not pay what it was needed, so also and with a smirk of the Ilfo-Petrovsky "blue thief" he was stealing gas heading from Russia to Europe. They used to argue with the argument: “you still owe us more, because we are your brothers, and indeed the Holodomor with the Soviet occupation” ...
It turns out that for the first time in all the years of existence of the “Square” Ukraine, the Kiev authorities are signing that there will be no freebies for fuel. If Kiev today buys gas in Russia and in Europe (such as a reverse) on average 200-212 dollars for 1000 cubes, then it is the Ukrainian population and the Ukrainian generating industry that will pay for these purchases. But to pay for the same gas at a real market price, neither one nor the other used to. And now how can Mr. Yatsenyuk explain to the population that the IMF is forcing to pay bills, and even send the saved pennies to pay off interest on previously issued credit tranches? ..
But the growth of gas tariffs is not all. If a significant increase in gas prices in the “Square” is only expected, then the electricity tariffs have already jumped - from March 1. The cost of electricity rose by up to 25,2%. From the table of tariffs published by the Government of Ukraine:
1 kW • hour - 57 Ukrainian kopecks (1,6 Russian rubles.) With consumption up to 100 kW • hour;
1 kW • hour - 99 Ukrainian kopecks (2,8 Russian rubles) with consumption from 100 to 600 kW • hour;
1 kW • hour - 156 Ukrainian kopecks (4,4 Russian rubles.) With consumption from 600 kW • hour.
Tariffs by Russian standards are very low, and they (changed 1 in March 2016) demonstrate how acceptable were spending on housing and communal services even under Yanukovych, if such changes cause a wave of indignation among Ukrainians now. True, we must not forget that since the days of the “corrupt official and the bloodsucker Yanukovych”, the real incomes of the average Ukrainian, due to the hardest inflation jumps, have turned into something economically ridiculous, which put Ukraine economically in one niche with African Gabon. Naturally, the sinking of incomes also affected Russian citizens, however, this sinking doesn’t compare with the “democratic achievements” of Ukraine. And then homegrown pessimists must say: well, this is for now ... So it's not about what will happen next, but about what we have now, without trying to look into the distant future, where Ukraine is expected, of course, by European prosperity, and Russia (according to the same pessimistic-minded fellow citizens) - the clouds of the Middle Ages and the indispensable financial collapse with eating the last hedgehogs ...
Meanwhile, Yatsenyuk in the government is discussing a road repair plan.
Dmitry Vovk, already mentioned in the article, “pleased” Ukrainian citizens with one more perspective. According to him (material "Correspondent"), already in the next heating season (that is, from October-November 2016-th), the heating in Ukraine can go up by 80% immediately!
I do not read whether reports about such an impressive increase in tariffs, Viktor Fedorovich Yanukovich through his lawyer and decided to declare his readiness to return to Ukraine ... the Savior of the nation ...