He saidthis on Tuesday during a meeting with journalists on the FirstNational Channel. Speaking about the improvements that thegovernment has achieved under his leadership, he said: "Thetherapist with ten years of experience from the Ivano-Frankivsk ...earned 1,055 hryvnia ... and now she in the same month of 2013 hersalary is 2,533 hryvnia..."
According to Azarov, the tariffs for housing andutility services have been stable in recent years. "How much, forexample, our people are paying on average for gas and how much arepeople from the neighboring countries pay? The opposition and themedia do talk about this... our average citizen pays 750 hryvniaper 1,000 cubic meters of gas..." said Azarov.
According to him, Russians and Belarusians paymore for gas. Azarov also said that in Sweden people pay for gas 20times more than what people do in Ukraine. However, Azarov did notsay a word about the fact that the average salary in Sweden is muchhigher than that than in Ukraine.