Russia started supplying electricity to the ‘Luhansk People’s Republic’ in Donbass


The Russian authorities decided to supply electricity to the regions of the Luhansk region, controlled by separatists, which were cut off from the Ukrainian power supply.

Russian representative in the contact group for the settlement of the situation in the Eastern Ukraine Boris Gryzlov said that the power supply to the self-proclaimed “Luhansk People’s Republic” will be implemented “within the framework of humanitarian support.”

“There is no possibility for residents of the Donbass to pay for electricity,” he further noted, adding that Kiev’s decision to cut the “LPR” off the grid “in fact discards certain regions of the Donbass from Ukraine.”

Meanwhile, representatives of the “LPR” reported that all crucial objects and industry on its territory operate normally. The head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the “LPR” Sergei Ivanushkin in an interview with Interfax said that the “republic” has enough resources to ensure “the work of all enterprises”.

On the night of April 25th Ukrainian power supplier Ukrenergo cut off the grid the areas of Luhansk region controlled by pro-Russian separatists.

Source: DW