President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomes the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the Law “On amendments to annex № 3 of the Law of Ukraine “On the state budget of Ukraine for 2021” on compensation due to the increase of electricity tariffs”.
The law will allow the reimbursement of the electricity expenses for the citizens who use electric heating due to higher tariffs. UAH 1.4 billion will be allocated from the budget for these needs.
Reimbursement will be paid to those whose homes are not gasified, not connected to the central gas supply and who have to heat them with electric heating systems. Compensation will also be paid to large families, foster families and family-type orphanages.
"It's part of social justice. We have reduced tariffs for those who heat their homes with gas, but should also take care of people who have to heat their homes with electricity. The state must protect its citizens, in economic terms as well," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.