Vladislav Deynego. Photo © LuganskInformCenter
The Ukrainian side cut the water supply to Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) via Petrovsky water supply system located in the territory controlled by Kiev military, LPR envoy of the Contact Group on Minsk talks Vladislav Deynego informed during a briefing in Lugansk Information Centre.
“Starting from December 1st Ukraine is again attempting to cut the water supply. There is no water supply of Lugansk via this plumbing system at the moment, though the Head of the Military and Civil Administration of Lugansk district (Administration established over the LPR territories occupied by Kiev junta – Editor) knows nothing about this situation and makes public statements that nothing has been switched off and everything is working,” Deynego said.
LPR Representative in the Subgroup on Economy of the Contact Group, Acting Minister of Economic Development Elena Kostenko stated that the Ukrainian side informed LPR via the Contact Group about the intention to cut the water supply to the Republic since December 1st.
Deynego stressed that Ukraine demanded LPR to pay 270 million hryvnias for future water supplies without concluding the necessary agreement.
He also reminded that the Clause 8 of the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk agreements assumes that “the modalities of a full restoration of social and economic connections, including social transfers, such as payments of pensions and other payments (income and revenue, timely payment of communal bills, restoration of tax payments within the framework of Ukrainian legal field)” will be defined.
Deynego also stressed that “Ukraine representatives were not satisfied with the DPR candidate (for the Economic Subgroup) Maksim Leshchenko and refused to sit with him at the negotiating table” though “no reasonable explanation of such attitude or documented complaints were given.”