2 March 2018, 15:35
LPR is not to close universities despite frost, unlike Ukraine experiencing gas crisis
LUGANSK, March 2 (Lugansk Media Centre) – All LPR educational institutions work normally despite cold weather, unlike Ukraine where a lot of universities are closed due to the lack of gas for heating, said the first deputy minister of education and science Nikolay Klipakov.
Ukrainian minister of Energy Igor Nasalik said earlier that on March 2 the five-day national plan for saving gas would come into force after frosts had come to Ukraine and the pressure in its gas transportation system dropped. The plant provides for the shift from gas to heating oil at energy companies, closure of schools and higher education institutions from March 2 to 6. The government also urged citizens to keep temperatures within homes 1 or 2 degrees lower than usual.
"All educational institutions in the LPR function normally, energy is supplied and paid in full, systems are financed timely. All educational institutions remain open today and tomorrow and further on," Klipakov said.
Temperatures inside LPR institutions are kept at appropriate levels despite the frosts dominating Ukraine and Donbass.
At 3.30 p.m. on Friday, thermometers in Lugansk showed -3 degrees Celsius, while in Kiev it was -10 degrees Celsius and about zero in Western Ukraine.
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