Putin awards Valtteri Bottas with Russian F1 GP TrophySport April 30, 18:02
FIA Formula One 2017 Russian Grand Prix boosts off in SochiSport April 30, 15:23
Merkel to pay first visit to Russia in two years for talks with PutinWorld April 30, 14:40
Passenger plane crashes in CubaWorld April 29, 22:49
US anti-missile systems in Eastern Europe violate INF Treaty - Russian foreign ministryRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 29, 20:35
Moscow police say 250 people take part in protest rallyWorld April 29, 16:29
Abe plans to continue dialogue with Putin to solve global issuesWorld April 29, 14:50
Moscow is ready to cooperate with Washington on Syria — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 29, 12:24
Diplomat calls US’ allegations about isolation of Russia in UN 'strange'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:58
KIEV, December 20. /ITAR-TASS/. President Viktor Yanukovich has set the task to reduce electricity price for consumers.
“Easing of electricity will be the base for further modernisation and economic development in Ukraine,” Yanukovich said at a meeting devoted to Energy Day on Friday.
“The talks are aimed at reducing the price of Russian natural gas. We managed to do this,” the president said.
“The gas price (268.5 dollars per 1,000 cubic metres) will allow Ukraine to save expenditures on electricity and heating,” he said.
Ukraine has a powerful energy system, which develops permanently. “Energy facilities give jobs to about 180,000 people and the price for electricity and heating is one fourth of the country’s GDP,” Yanukovich said, adding that despite the economic crisis, new energy generating facilities were being put into operation in the country.