Ukraine: protesters blocked highway due to rising gas prices

In Ukraine, protesters blocked a section of the Boryspil – Mariupol highway in the Poltava region in protest against the increase in gas and electricity prices, reports RIA Novosti citing UNIAN agency.

“This morning, residents of the urban-type settlement Gradizhsk, Poltava region, took part in a protest against the increase in gas and electricity tariffs. About 200 protesters blocked the Boryspil-Mariupol road. Protesters walked along pedestrian crossings. “, – said the correspondent UNIAN .

Due to the protest, intercity buses had to change routes, the agency notes.

Previously, a similar action was carried out on the Kiev-Kharkov highway in Poltava area.

In January Naftogaz increased the price of gas for the population by 14 percent – up to 7.22 hryvnia per cubic meter with VAT and excluding distribution costs. Also at the end of December government of Ukraine canceled the reduced electricity tariff for the population.