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 Public utilities could be paid in installments not on credit, PM Hroisman says

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman specified that a regulatory act recently submitted to the government provided possibility to get public utilities by installments rather than on credit, which meant no interest accrual.

He said at a Cabinet meeting, Censor.NET reports citing 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"We are going to take a decision introducing installment plans. I want to thank the commission that has submitted the relevant regulatory act. This is not a loan. There will be no interest accrual since it will be payment by installments. If certain Ukrainian politicians do not understand, they may give me their e-mail addresses so that I send them the definition of the word installment. If it is hard for a person to make the full payment, one has the right to pay it in installments over 12 months without interests. We consulted with Popular Front and Petro Poroshenko Bloc MPs - they support this initiative. The introduction of such a system is a positive step," Hroisman noted.

According to the prime minister, further simplification of granting housing allowances is one of his government's major achievements.

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"This means that we want to provide a targeted support for those Ukrainian families that require assistance in payment for public utilities. Other families with large incomes, who have a desire to use gas to heat their own swimming pools are welcome to pay full price and enjoy swimming. As for those in need of support - the state will provide it to a specific person. It will be socially fair," the head of the government explained.

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Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n411224