Ukraine to cease electricity supplies to occupied areas of Luhansk region from Apr 25 – Lugansk Energy Association

Lugansk Energy Association (LEA) plans to shut down power supplies to the occupied part of Luhansk region starting April 25, LEA CEO Volodymyr Gritsai told Luhansk regional TV channel, according to

”We have received documents from state-owned enterprise Energorynok, which are confirmed by documents from the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry signed by Minister Nasalik, that the power flow to the uncontrolled side will be completely halted starting April 25,” quotes Gritsai as saying.

He also noted that certain technical procedures are underway.

”Starting April 25, at 00:00, the power flow should be completely shut down,” Gritsai said.

Popasnyanskiy Vodokanal (water and wastewater treatment plant) is among the facilities dependent on LEA`s electricity.

It noteworthy that Ukraine ceased water supplies to the occupied areas of Luhansk region from December 1, 2016, due to debts.

As reported by Luhansk regional civil-military administration, the debt of KP Popasnyanskiy Vodokanal amounted to about UAH 124 million.

On January 7, it was reported that Ukraine for the first time received part of the funds owed by the self-styled authorities of the ”LPR” (self-proclaimed Luhansk People`s Republic) for the water supplied to the occupied areas of Luhansk region.

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