The militia was shut off gas to the frontline villages controlled by the security forces of the territory, putting on gas-distributing stations of the armed guards, stated in the press service of the head of the Luhansk regional state administration Gennady Moskal.
According to Moskal, in Luhansk region of the gas network was built without taking into account the current situation, which led to the establishment of the separation line of fire and split the field into two parts. For this reason, a number of settlements, controlled Ukraine, pipeline leads from areas controlled by armed militias, reports UNIAN." Militants blocked the supply in some of the frontline villages controlled the territory of Ukraine, putting on gas-distributing stations of armed guards, " said Moskal. So, Trechispora, Krakowka, Orekhovo-Donetsk, Crimea, Lower, Svetlichnyi, Moskovka and certain other towns were left without gas. To provide these villages with gas, it will be necessary at the expense of the regional budget to carry out a new line of gas pipeline bypassing the territories controlled by the militia. Because of this, Moskal turned to the NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" with the initiative does not include the volumes of gas that are consumed named settlements in payment of Gazprom, and deduct from the payment the amount necessary for the construction of a new pipeline. Before Wednesday, the presidential press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that, if necessary, in the capital of Russia urgently consider free supply of gas to the Donbass. Remember, on February 19, Naftogaz said that he had stopped the flow of gas in the Donbass due inflicted during combat operations critical damage to transmission infrastructure, but then said that began After the break delivery. Because of this, the Prime Minister of Russia Medvedev D. A. ordered to study the issue of gas supplies from Russia in the Donbass in the form of humanitarian aid. According to him, citizens in these regions anyway can't freeze. Then the head of the Board of Gazprom Alexey Miller on the last working day of the week said that the Russian gas holding Friday increased supplies of natural gas to the area of Ukraine. The head of Naftogaz of Ukraine Andriy Korolev said that the Ukrainian Company will not pay for the gas that Gazprom supplies in the Donbass, because, in the opinion of the Ukrainian side, it is contrary to the contract.