27 February 2017, 11:49



Ukraine resumes water supply to LPR via Petrovskiy duct

Kiev restored water supply to Lugansk from Petrovskiy water plant located in Kiev-controlled territory, said state water company Luganskvoda.

"On Friday, February 24, Ukraine restored water supply from Petrovskiy water duct in the volumes agreed to during the Minsk negotiations."

The residents of Lugansk shall receive water according to the usual timetable adopted for the year 2017.

On February 21 Ukrainian side halted water supply to LPR via Petrovskiy duct without prior notification or any explanation. The water feed for Lugansk had to be contracted.

Earlier Luganskvoda director Alexander Avershin said that the Republic had fully paid water bills to Kiev for the volumes supplied in January from Petrovskiy duct and western Water Treatment plant.

Kiev supplies water to LPR territory via two main sources - West water treatment plant ZFS (Lisichansk area) and Petrovskiy duct (Stanitsa Luganskaya area). In case ZFS is shut off or significantly reduces the feed, Stakhanov, Kirovsk, Bryanka, Pervomaisk, Krasniy Luch, Antratsit and Alchevsk face a dramatic depletion of water supply. Lugansk and its Kamennobrodskiy district in particular mostly depend on Petrovskiy water pipe.

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 — 27 February — Lugansk