The prime minister Yulia Timoshenko categorically against gas price increase for people.
About it it is spoken in her statement in response to an initiative of the president to raise tariffs for gas for consumers.
"I strongly object against gas price increase for people. I took the obligation that for this year gas price for the population won't change, and I will adhere to the word. I never will allow during crisis when to people and it is so heavy, still to raise for them gas prices, and I don't understand this president's team", - she declared.
It is known that at meeting on Thursday Yushchenko emphasized that since the beginning of year non-payments of the TKE enterprises increased by 3,8 billion UAH, and the gas price for municipal requirements is 4,5 times less than the cost of gas which is bought in Russia.
"I would like that the prime minister - the minister, the Minister of Finance, economy understood that if they want to be such sweet, they have to finance the sweet generously. You want to have the administrative price - please, to the national company compensate this gap (gas prices). It is impossible to declare the prices which result in bankruptcy of the company", - the president told.