The government of Ukraine accepts a possibility of reducing import taxes for oil products in the event the prices for them rocket on the domestic market, Ukrainian Economy Minister Alexander Shlapak reported to journalists. According to him, it may happen, if prices for oil products start surging. However, he pointed out that currently oil product reserves are sufficient for satisfying consumer demand.
Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, who was accredited for the press conference by Vladimir Putin from Dozhd (Rain) television channel, asked Putin about competition at the coming election
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign