The head of the Poltava regional state administration Viktor Bugaichuk said that the gas pipeline " Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod ", exploded in the Poltava region, was in disrepair, reports Ukrainian news Agency on Tuesday.
According to Bugaichuk, two years Earlier engineers line management of the main gas pipelines were treated in " Naftogaz " and informed about emergency condition of the pipe.
" at the site - eleven patches ", - told the Governor, adding that then Naftogaz refused to allocate funds for repairs. Bugaichuk said that among versions also considered the subsidence of the soil, because of what could happen depressurization.
first of civil service of Ukraine for emergency situations said the Explosion on the gas pipeline " Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod " in Poltava region on Tuesday was the result of seal failure, because of what happened leak and ignition of the gas. Emergency teams have blocked the damaged section of the pipeline, the flow of gas was transferred to the parallel gas pipeline. Explosion on a gas pipeline that does not affect the volumes of gas transit to the European Union, told in an organization " Ukrtransgaz ".
The Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine had announced that it was considering several versions of the incident. A case of damage or destruction of the main gas pipeline.
" Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod " - the Russian-Ukrainian export gas pipeline. Connects gas fields in the North of Western Siberia with the end users in the European Union.