Ukrainian journalists complain that tariffs have remained in the Donetsk People's Republic at the level of 2014, while in Ukraine they have risen more than threefold, journalists said at the Ukrainian Public Donbass TV channel.
Let's compare the utility rates in the Republic and in Ukraine provided by Ukrainian journalists:
in DPR – 1 m³ – 1,09 UAH
in Ukraine – 1 m³ – 6,96 UAH
in DPR – 0,29 UAH up to 150 kW; over 150 kW – 0,39 UAH
in Ukraine – 1,69 UAH up to 100 kW, over 100 kW – 0.90 UAH
in DPR – 1 m³ – 5,90 UAH
in Ukraine – 1 m³ – 15,79 UAH.
in DPR – 1 Gcal – 3,26 UAH
in Ukraine – 1 Gcal – 26,06 UAH
These data evidence that the DPR authorities form tariffs from the cost price, including the salaries of housing and communal services employees and network maintenance, and the Ukrainian side has deliberately raised tariffs at the request of the IMF. This is due to the fact that the country needs to pay off western credits, and there is no money in the treasury, so they try to repay the loans they have taken at the expense of citizens.
DONi News Agency