According to him, a corresponding instruction to take measures aimed at reducing the rolling blackouts was given personally to the Minister of Energy and Mines Volodymyr Demchyshyn at the Friday's cabinet meeting.
In addition, the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry instructed as instructed to clearly and promptly inform Ukrainians about where, when and how long the cuts will be.
Also, the ministry and local authorities were instructed to reduce or stop lighting outdoor advertising, government buildings and streets.
"You cannot light these objects, when the whole country is sitting in the dark," Yatseniuk said.
Yatseniuk explained the need for rolling blackouts by lack of energy, in particular, thermal coal, noting that much of the raw material, which was purchased in Russia and other countries, is blocked at the border, and about 3 million tons of coal are in the Donbas territories uncontrolled by the Ukrainian authorities.
Prime Minister Yatseniuk also stated that rolling power cuts to consumers in Ukraine should occur evenly in all areas of the country, including territories temporarily beyond the control of the Ukrainian authorities.
"I have instructed to take steps to make the power cuts even, including the areas which are beyond the control Ukrainke. Everyone must be on an equal footing," Yatseniuk said.