The Ukrainian government, headed by President Volodymyr Zelensky, is guilty of the high cost of gas for the country's residents, Ukraine is forced to buy gas at European prices. This was stated by the ex-deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukrainian political expert Yevgeny Muraev.
Ukraine entered the heating season with half-empty gas storages. For, to go through the winter without any problems, Kiev needs, least, yet 10 billion. cubic meters of gas, but they are not, and the missing will have to be purchased in Europe at European prices.
In this situation, Muraev directly accused the Ukrainian authorities, headed by the President of the country Volodymyr Zelensky, not forgetting the leadership “Naftogaz”. According to him, when concluding gas contracts, the authorities did not prioritize the needs of the population, and their “Wishlist”. As a result, Kiev is forced to buy gas in Europe at exorbitant prices, but could easily buy it in Russia, giving away 175 dollars instead of 800. For this it was necessary to sign one direct contract., offered by Russia, but Kiev's ambitions outweighed common sense. Now, to fill gas storages, Ukraine needs to overpay more 6 billion. dollars.
Muraev compared the authorities of Ukraine, including the country's President Volodymyr Zelensky, with the heroes of Dostoevsky's novel, calling them idiots.
I don't want to call idiots in power idiots and really talk, how will it end. If you understand the perspective, (…), then we have a sad prospect
– ex-deputy said.
Recall, that Russia offered Ukraine to conclude a long-term contract for the purchase of gas, but in Kiev they refused, stated, that they will not buy Russian gas. As a result, Ukraine buys all the same Russian blue fuel, but already with a European mark-up. And gas prices in Europe are breaking records.