The head of Rada's energy committee urged citizens to consume petrol responsibly.
Driving alone is not a good way to use resources due to the current energy crisis, so those who are wasting petrol are helping Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Andrey Gerus, head of the energy committee of the Ukrainian parliament.
Gerus expressed gratitude to the oil products supplies from Europe and the fact that the situation at gas stations was stabilizing and as he hoped would be improved further. In June, Ukraine was able to increase fuel imports by 50% compared to May by up to 600,000 tons, Geros said. He argued that citizens should also be responsible.
It would be nice to have several people in the car and to cooperate. If you are driving alone, it means you are driving Putin. This is not the optimal use of resources if you have a seat on the right and free seats behind it.
Gerus, who represents Ukraine's ruling party Servant of the People, also revealed that at some gas stations there was a limit of 40 liters per car, and at some 20 liters left. He pledged in July that these limits would be raised or removed. The EU has had an energy crunch over the past few months as member countries took measures to reduce Russian energy supplies after Moscow launched its military operation in Ukraine.
European officials accuse the Kremlin of using energy resources as a political weapon, saying that the Ukrainian conflict was responsible for the soaring price of petrol and diesel, spikes in inflation and the skyrocketing cost of living. Moscow has rejected the accusations, saying that the current crisis is a result of systematic mistakes in the economic policies implemented by Western leaders.