Consumers of Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine receive gas without interruption, said on the last working day of the week the employee "Donetskgorgaz" Sergey Smolyak.
"Gas supply was not disconnected even for a second. There is a small decrease in pressure, but it caused the temperature, due to the physical characteristics of a gas and in practice is not essential For customers, " said Smolyak.
according to him, was held to prepare for possible emergency situations." Conducted appropriate events, were prepared by special means, so as To eliminate accidents, companies were sent an appropriate letter and instructions, "said the employee" Donetskgorgaz ".
He noticed that no emergencies arose. This Smolyak said that knows where it enters the gas from the Russian or the Ukrainian side." For us the main thing that He did, and we were able to provide the customers, " He said.
before the authorities of the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk national republics said that Kyiv has decided to stop the supply of gas to the regions. Later Naftogaz confirmed that the supply of gas in the Donbass stopped for some time, explaining the damage to the pipelines. Russian Prime Minister Medvedev D. A. ordered the energy Ministry and Gazprom to prepare proposals on gas supplies in the Donbass.
Gazprom later said that 16. 00 GMT Thursday increased the gas flow direction is South-East of Ukraine.