The Popasnyansky Vodokanal, which feeds the LPR-controlled territory of the Lugansk region with water, will be de-energized on Tuesday due to a debt of 162 million hryvnias (six million dollars) for electricity, the Ukrainian company Lugansk Energy Association (LEO) said on Monday.
Earlier the LEO reported that, because of debts, it cut off the power supply to the Petrovskaya pumping station of the Popasnyansky Vodokanal, which provides water to the inhabitants of the Lugansk region out of Kiev’s control, in particular, a part of Lugansk and a number of nearby settlements. In addition, the Petrovsky water intake of the Popasnyansky Vodokanal, controlled by Kiev stopped supplying water to the territory of the Lugansk People's Republic without explanation of reasons.
"We remind you that for tomorrow, on December 12, it is scheduled to de-energize the Popasnyansky Vodokanal for the debts," the company said on its Facebook page.
At the same time, the LEO clarified that the debt of the Popasnyansky Vodokanal for electricity as of December 1 was more than 162 million hryvnias (six million dollars). It is noted that the debt was formed allegedly by LPR debts, since 90% of the water produced by the water works is supplied to the territory of the Republic.
"It is planned that electricity supply will be limited at the capacity of the water woks, pumping water to the uncontrolled Kadiyevka, Alchevsk, Prevomaysk, etc. In addition, the LEO will be forced to limit the power supply to the facilities of the water works providing the city of Popasnaya, Zolotoye, Gorskoye," the Ukrainian company's statement reads.
DONi News Agency