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7 October 2016, 15:26

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Kiev restores water supply to LPR territory, Republic's Emergency Minister says

Kiev restored water supplies to LPR territory via two main sources - West water treatment plant ZFS-2 and Petrovskiy duct.

"Outside water ducts were switched on October 5th," said LPR Emergency Minister Sergey Ivanushkin.

He added that water was fed to Lugansk  pumping station-3 from Petrovskiy water intake. Water is delivered to Slavyanoserbsk, yeaterday at 4 a.m. ZFS-2 started pumping – from Lisichansk to Alchevsk. It has already been delivered to Pervomaisk, Minister said.

"Water volumes are at the levels we agreed and meets terms of water supply agreement we concluded with the other side (Ukraine)," Ivanuskin said.

Earlier informed that LPR had sent all appropriate documents to Ukrainian side in order to restore water supply.

In September Kiev shut off two water pipelines delivering water to LPR territory - the first one is pumping water to Lugansk area from Kiev-controlled West water treatment plant in vicinity of Lisichansk, and Petrovskiy duct. LPR has since been faced with a significant depletion of water supply. LPR Сouncil of ministers declared an emergency in several districts of the Republic on September 27th due to significant water supply deterioration.

LuganskMediaCentre — 07 October — Lugansk