Ukrainian electricity is supplied only in an uncontrollable part of the Luhansk region, and it is in small volumes, the supply of the self-proclaimed republics of the Russian electric power in Kiev does not pay, said the head of Ministry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn.
"At the moment electricity is delivered to the control (Kyiv - ed.) territory of Luhansk and Donetsk regions - ed.), uncontrollable stands out only in a small volume in Lugansk, and the rest of the electrical energy in the Donetsk and the most part of the Luhansk region provide domestic producers is Zuevskaya and Starobeshevo TPP, and a certain part of the electrical energy supplied by Russia, but for this we don't pay electricity," demchyshyn said at a press conference on Tuesday.
According to the Minister, in may, Ukraine and Russia agreed that Kiev cease to pay for the supply of Russian electric energy in uncontrolled areas of Donbass, which Ukraine will arise savings.
before, in the midst of last year's energy drop, Kiev began the purchase of electric energy from Russia, which were distributed throughout Ukraine, including the Donbass.
at rallies in early April of this past year the residents of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, do not recognise the legitimacy of the February coup, announced the development of " people's republics ". After held in may referendum of the Republic declared its sovereignty and later formed the Union of " new Russia ", put together their own authorities.
in November 2014, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the document, which is called the " decree on economic blockade ": the territory of Donbass, control of power structures, brought government agencies, banks and even prisons. Kiev also limited gas and electricity supply in the region.