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2 May 2017, 17:43

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LPR switches over to standard power supply scheme, no outages reported - Ministry

LPR switched to a standard power supply scheme after Kiev halted electricity supply to the Republic; no accidents or outages have occurred, acting Fuel, Energy and Coal Industry Minister Pavel Malgin said at a Council of Ministers meeting on Tuesday.

At 11:41 p.m. on 24 April Ukraine stopped power supply via 220V LuTES-Kirovo and 380V LuTES-Mikhailovka transmission lines.  LPR Emergencies Minister Sergey Ivanushkin said repair teams restored power to the larger part of Lugansk 40 minutes after the cut-off and that by 2:00 a.m. the republic had fully switched over to domestic power sources.

“We switched over to normal mode for the Republic because there have been no incidents or blackouts,” Malgin underlined.

Earlier, LPR Head Igor Plotnitskiy said LPR would not halt power supply to Kiev-controlled Lugansk Region areas, even if the Ukrainian authorities stop power feed to the Republic. Cutting the power feed from Ukraine-controlled Schastye thermal power plant would not leave the Republic without electricity, he said.

LPR Council of Ministers chairman Sergey Kozlov said specialists had promised to restore power to all LPR areas within four hours in case of Kiev-caused outages.

LuganskMediaCentre — 02 May — Lugansk