Source: President of Ukraine
President Petro Poroshenko set priorities for the new Head of the Cherkasy Regional State Administration Oleksandr Velbivets with particular emphasis on the situation with heating in the city of Smila, which has already been restored, and the fair tariffs for the city residents.
“Your first task is to go to Smila and settle the situation. Move the office to Smila for several days, meet with people, hear them, tell the position of the regional state administration, tell the position of the President and the task. The issue needs to be resolved,” Petro Poroshenko said.
The President informed that from the moment of his personal intervention, the issue of providing heating in Smila was resolved within two days. According to the Government’s report and information from the regional administration and local authorities, gas and heat to Smila are provided and boiler houses are running.
“All 25 boiler houses provided heating within 48 hours, no matter how much certain state mongers wanted to prevent that. I want to emphasize that there is no merit of local government here. I will not allow to offend people,” he added.
The Head of State also appealed to the law enforcement agencies to react to “criminal inaction of local authorities”.