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Published On: Mon, Nov 6th, 2017

Water supply to Ukraine’s rebelling Lughansk region to be halted due to debts

nsnbc : The Lughansk energy association in eastern Ukraine is said to cut energy supplies to the water intake at the Petrivska pumping station of the Popasna water service company on November 6. The station supplies water to residents and companies in the Lughansk region and in particular to the so-called revel-held areas in the self-proclaimed Lughansk People’s Republic.

Water_nsnbc_(archives)The measure is reportedly to be taken because the water company’s debt which reportedly amounts to som UAH 157 million, or US$5.8 million, as of November 6 and is constantly growing.

At the same time, the backlog was accumulated due to the debts of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), as 90% of the water supplied by the water service company is delivered to the territory held by so-called “pro-Russian rebels”.

Popasna water service company’s debts are reportedly constantly growing despite reports that since the beginning of 2017, members of the LPR have begun to pay for water consumption.

The latest of such reports came when cash payment was handed over to a Ukrainian representative under the OSCE’s supervision on the bridge in the town of Schastia. In October, the water service company consumed electricity worth UAH 9.156 million, while it paid only UAH 7.805 million. The water service company reportedly paid UAH 45.356 million for electricity in 2017, while it was credited with UAH 77.927 million, i.e. the payment rate was only 58%.

Water to the “rebel-held” territory of the Lughansk (Luhansk) region was also supplied before the creation of the Popasna water service company in the summer of 2015, and accordingly, the electricity was also consumed. However, the Luhanskvoda water utility company was still operating at that time, which was later liquidated in the Ukrainian government- controlled area of the Lughansk region, while its debts for electricity remained.

CH/L – nsnbc 06.11.2017

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  1. Respectable nsnbc,

    please, when referring to Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, FYR Macedonia
    and especially Kosovo, introduce an obvious:
    self proclaimed.

    Best greetings

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