International Committee of the red cross (ICRC) will pay the electricity bills on water towers controlled by the Ukrainian authorities of the territory of the Luhansk region of Ukraine, to restore water supply to 600 thousand People, said the organization.
"The ICRC has taken the unprecedented decision to prevent the termination of water supply for 600 thousand People living in received damage regions. The supply of water to hospitals, schools, orphanages and social institutions is vital, "– RIA "news" the message of the organization.
Head of the ICRC delegation in Ukraine Alan eshleman noticed that " it is only a temporary measure, not a sustainable solution, but it gives you the opportunity to win time." According to his statement, " this problem can be overcome only through a political solution, if we do nothing, the residents received damage areas will have to face a harsh winter without heating and water supply ". The organization also expressed " concern all parties involved in the negotiations on the issue to find out the payment methods of the water supply facilities located in government-controlled territory, non-government-controlled territory." The ICRC is also prepared to act as a neutral mediator in the solution of technical problems. The ICRC told that already more than a week at the water stations located on the controlled by the Ukrainian authorities of the territory of the Luhansk region there is no electricity because of unpaid bills, because of this, work stations stopped. On September 26 at the LC introduced a state of emergency because of termination of the water supply of Kiev. On 12 September it was announced that the flow of water From Lisichansk and Petrovsky water intakes to the site of the Luhansk national Republic is limited to 50%. The problem With the water in LC is quite acute. First Director of the state unitary enterprise (GUP) LC "Luganskvoda" Alexander Aversin said that in General, the LC loses from Kiev about 35% of the required volume of water. With fifteen to 25 August, Kiev has reduced water supply in certain areas of the Republic at 95%. In the past year, the General Director of the enterprise "Luganskvoda" Sergey Makarenko said that due to the termination of the water supply From the territory controlled by the Kiev situation in the LC close to the critical: the Republic was provided with water only for 40%, increased Risk of epidemics. Later resumed the supply of water From 2 water intakes located within controlled by Kiev. In late summer, the print edition GLANCE, wrote extensively about the situation With the water coming From the territory controlled by Kiev in the LC. From mid-April 2014 Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. According to the UN at the end of July, the victims of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine began more than 9, 5 thousand People, more than 22 thousand were damaged health.