The court's ruling in the ligation between Ukraine's Naftohaz and Russia's Gazprom (major gas companies of the two countries) has proven that the gas price for Ukraine was not the lowest.
The so-called 'Paska Index' shows that ingredients for 'paska' (Easter cake) became more expensive than in 2016.
Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers has set to seek the implementation of the decision to lower the prices for drugs that cure high blood pressure, diabetes, and asthma effective Feb. 1, 2017.
The Cabinet of Ministers has no plans to raise tariffs for gas and thermal energy now that the cost of imported gas has grown.
Ukraine's Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman forecasts drug prices to decrease in the nearest future.
Ukraine has not purchased natural gas from Russia's gas monopolist Gazprom for more than five months now as it is more profitable for the country to import the fuel from Europe.
Vice Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko offered rural residents to consider giving up using gas for their households.
The Cabinet of Ministers may adjust the price for gas for domestic consumers depending on the gas price change on the European market.
The Cabinet of Ministers' first decree has made the first step towards the implementation of a simplified mechanism of drug registration in Ukraine.
The National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission of Ukraine will increase the minimum electricity price for households by 25 percent from March 1, 2016 to UAH 0.57 per kWh.
The new method of price-formation for natural gas transit through Ukraine, introduced by the Ukrainian national gas regulator since 2016 will increase the tariff on the Russian gas by approximately 50% or even more; talks with Gazprom, however, will be difficult.