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Ukrainian trade unions protests in Kyiv against utilities tariff hikes (VIDEO)

Ukrainian trade unions protests in Kyiv against utilities tariff hikes (VIDEO)Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has met with representatives of the trade unions that held a rally outside the Cabinet building in Kyiv, PM Press Secretary Dmytro Stoliarchuk has said.

"Volodymyr Groysman has been meeting with the trade unions that have come up to the Cabinet. The government is open to dialogue," he tweeted on Wednesday.

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An hour later, he wrote: "It was a productive meeting between Volodymyr Groysman and the heads of the Federations of Trade Unions of Ukraine. Common language has been found."

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Ukrainian trade unions protests in Kyiv against utilities tariff hikes (VIDEO)
Ukrainian trade unions protests in Kyiv against utilities tariff hikes (VIDEO)
Ukrainian trade unions protests in Kyiv against utilities tariff hikes (VIDEO)
Ukrainian trade unions protests in Kyiv against utilities tariff hikes (VIDEO)

The rally was staged outside the Cabinet building in Kyiv on Wednesday in protest against housing and utilities tariff hikes. The event gathered at least 5,000 protesters.



On May 1, new gas prices took effect in Ukraine. In early July, the heating tariff increased almost by twice; the price for hot water also grew significantly.

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The regime of tough economy and low salaries evoke public outrage among many people in Ukraine.
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