5 Feb 2020 11:06

Zelensky proposes spending $2.9 bln Gazprom payment on infrastructure, medicine

KYIV. Feb 5 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has proposed that the $2.9 billion Naftogaz of Ukraine received from Russia's Gazprom under a judgment by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce be spent on infrastructure projects and development of the healthcare system.

"We're planning to allot more funds for the construction of roads, which is our infrastructural priority, as well as for other infrastructure projects, the medical field, and energy efficiency. These plans include the construction of more than 200 hospital admissions units across Ukraine," the presidential press service quoted Zelensky as saying at a conference with representatives of the government and the Verkhovna Rada on Tuesday.

Zelensky proposed that the government draw up the necessary documents within two weeks.