22 September 2016, 16:44



Plotnitskiy tells LPR representatives to bringing up in Minsk water supply issues

LPR Head Igor Plotnitskiy charged Republic's envoys to Minsk negotiations with bringing up the issue of cutting LPR territory water supplies from Ukrainian side.

"I have ordered to raise up the issue of water supplies. I expect some decision. To tell you the truth, we are able to respond by cutting power supply to Stanitsa Luganskaya area. But we’re not doing it, because we realize that our people live there, these are our territories temporarily under occupation," he said to journalists.

"The water supplies situation was tolerable until they shut off those two water pipelines (the first one is pumping water to Lugansk area from Kiev-controlled West water treatment plant in vicinity of Lisichansk, and Petrovskiy duct). Still we manage to supply water," he added.

"Ukraine demands 111 mln hryvna for the water consumed, but they ignore the billions they owe our retired people that were just robber," he reminded.

LPR representative to the Contact Group on Ukraine Vladislav Deinego earlier claimed that Ukraine deliberately protracted the process of stabilizing Republic water supply as Kiev is afraid to take responsibility. He also pointed out that LPR and DPR envoys to the Contact Group urged to establish time-limits and regulations for its working groups to "stop the sabotage and agony that persist in subgroups for economic and political issues."

The Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements was adopted by the Contact Group on Ukraine on February 12, 2015 and supported by member states of the "Normandy Four" (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France). The UN Security Council approved the document by its 2202 Resolution and called upon all the sides to ensure full implementation of the Package of Measures.

The document provides for comprehensive ceasefire, withdrawal of all heavy weapons from the contact line, starting a dialog on reconstruction of social and economic ties between Kiev and Donbass. It also envisages carrying out constitutional reform in Ukraine providing for decentralization and adopting permanent legislation on a special status of certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

LuganskMediaCentre — 22 September — Lugansk