The agenda for the army, the rise and marriage in a new way: in February changed the lives of Ukrainians

In Ukraine in February, according to the decision of the national Commission, more expensive electricity for industrial consumers. In addition, for the industry, according to the decision of “Naftogaz”, will rise in price of blue fuel by 22%. The price increase will somehow appear on ordinary Ukrainians and utility costs, manufacturers include in the price of their products. Also in February, Ukrainians with higher education can get into the army, and the day before that – to enter into an Express marriage. The website “Segodnia” figured out how the life of Ukrainians will change this month.

More expensive train tickets

To raise tariffs plan in two stages – in the first and second quarters of this year (each time by 16%). The cost of tickets, as reported in the press service of the Ministry, will grow by 19.4%.

At the moment, a ticket for the train in a compartment “Kiev-Odessa” is 288,5 hryvnia, and on 1 February this trip will cost 341,9 hryvnia. To find out how expensive the most popular routes in February, by reading infographics.

Now 10% increased travel in trains “intercity+”.

Revise tariffs due to price increases and increase the minimum wage. “We stress that the fare in trains of distant following remain unchanged from 2014. Indexing is the requirement today, based on official inflation and price level for industrial products. In particular, the rate of inflation in 2015 amounted to 143,3% over 8 months of 2016 – 104,5%. During the period from 1 January 2014 to 31 Aug 2016 – 187,1%” – explain in “Ukrzaliznytsya”.

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Because of the low tariffs, noted in a press-service, there is no money to buy new cars, while the existing are worn by 90%.

The gas price will rise by 22% and light is – 3%

From 1 February, “Naftogaz” has revised the tariffs for natural gas for industrial consumers, including CHP plants and boiler houses. So, for producers of thermal energy the gas will be more expensive after this will increase the cost of generation.

As explained in a press-service of “Naftogaz”, the average tariffs for industrial consumers will grow by 22% (dependent on consumption and debt). Companies that consume more than 50 thousand cubic meters of gas and it does not have debt, for each thousand cubic meters starting next month will have to pay 9.2 thousand UAH, the debtor – 10.1 thousand.

The main reason for this rise in price of imported gas has increased in price. Last year Ukraine bought natural gas at a price of less than $ 180 per thousand cubic meters, the budget for this year provided the price of gas is 245 dollars.


Earlier, the Cabinet promised the heating rate until the end of the heating season, not to reconsider. However, after considering the cost of gas, the supplier will have to apply to the Commission to reconsider the tariff, taking into account new energy prices.

Experts in the field of energy believe that it is not far off increase in natural gas tariffs for the population. As calculated ex-the head of Department on public relations of “Naftogaz” Valentin Zemlyansky, gas, according to the formula of the Cabinet, this year will cost 9600 hryvnia per thousand cubic meters (currently 6800 UAH). At the same time, Yuri Korolchuk sure that the economically justified tariff for gas will grow next year at 25-60% (8.5-11 thousand UAH).

Also from 1 February for industrial consumers (1st and 2nd grades) will rise by 1-3% electricity. This decision will affect the cost of operation of electric transport (trolleybuses, underground).

Ukrainians with higher education will be taken into the army

In February, the General staff will begin to call in the army of Ukrainians aged 43 years, who graduated from the military Department. About this a few months ago, said acting chief of staff of staff mark andrusyak.

Note that every year 9-10 thousand Ukrainians receive the rank in the military departments of their universities. If earlier military Department was given exemption from military service, at the moment, the situation will fundamentally change is to call men up to the age of 43 years and a half years in the army with the preservation of the workplace.

A few weeks ago, the President signed the Law “On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine concerning improvement of an order of passing of military service”. According to the document the military, who have signed a contract and in the special period did not have the right to resign from the Armed Forces, will now be able to return home.

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“It allows you to terminate the contract with those who decided to return home,” the President explained his decision to sign the Law.

The call of the Ukrainians with military honors at the service, including, will allow to replace those contractors who decide to quit. As explained by the head of communications and press Ministry of defence Oksana Gavrilyuk, conscripts the decision to call on Ukrainians with higher education and qualifications will not be affected.

As suggested in the General staff, will call about four thousand Ukrainians, who graduated from the military Department. The military will take into account family circumstances.

Can marry for a day

Last year, the Ministry of justice launched a pilot project of “quick marriages”. All documents could be issued in one day in Kiev, Odessa, Lviv, Kherson, Mariupol and Severodonetsk. From 1 February, the opportunity was all Ukrainians – spread practice by departments of registration of acts of civil status in all areas.

To innovations from the moment of submission of the application to the registry office and the wedding had to go at least a month. The marriage was recorded on the day of submission of documents only as an exception (if the wife is pregnant, one of the spouses is in imminent danger, for example, he goes to the combat zone).

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Now procedurc simplified for all. To obtain a stamp in your passport can the next day after application. This service costs from 140 to 1800 UAH (depending on Registrar).

According to the Minister of justice Pavel Petrenko, at the beginning of January in Ukraine “Express-marriage” have used nearly 3,600 couples. “And since the launch of this service has benefited nearly 3600 pairs. We will continue to work on expanding the project so that every Ukrainian could use our services without queues, without bureaucracy and with maximum comfort”, — wrote on his page on the social network Petrenko.