Kiev to Suspend Luhansk Water Supplies: Report

KIEV

The Ukrainian authorities would suspend water supplies to the area in the eastern Lugansk region controlled by pro-independence insurgents by Tuesday, a senior Ukrainian official said on Monday. Volodymyr Grytsay, the head of the Lugansk energy association, said the government will stop delivering electricity to the Popasna pump station that provides water to Lugansk city and its surrounding area. The electricity supplies to the water pump facility will be terminated over non-payment, Grytsay said, noting that the debts owed by the insurgents have reached about 5.2 million U.S. dollars.

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