Ukrainian Politics

 We are Ready to Raise Utility Rates for Compromise with IMF, Azarov

Ukraine is ready to go on a differentiated increase of utility tariffs for residents for a compromise with the IMF.

Thiswas announced by Prime Minister Mykola Azarov at a meeting withforeign journalists, reports RIA Novosti Ukraine.

"We said that we are prepared to setcorresponding tariffs equal to nominal price for those who haveEuropean salary and income," said Azarov.

He stressed that the IMF loan is not criticallyimportant for Ukraine, that is why the government continues tonegotiate, hoping to achieve acceptable conditions of cooperation.Azarov said that the level of income for most of the population isstill low, so people will not be able to pay the fullcost.

"As for the increase in gas tariffs for thepopulation - to the extent to which the IMF told us - we can notdo," Prime Minister added.

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