Ukraine-controlled enterprises in occupied Donbas haven't paid power bills since March 1, Deputy Minister Hrymchak says

The enterprises located in the occupied territory of the Donbas that were operating under Ukrainian legislation stopped paying for consumed energy supplied from the government-controlled part of the country since March 1.

As reported by Censor.NET, Deputy Minister for temporarily occupied territories Yurii Hrymchak told ZIK TV channel.

"The enterprises situated in the occupied territory indeed owe money for consumed power and water. But as far as I know, the water supply cutoff is not on the table right now," he said.

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"The companies registered in the government-controlled territory of Ukraine had their facilities situated in the separatist-held regions. We supplied them with power with no trouble until recent time as far as they were making at least some payments. Therefore, it would be unfair to say that they were making no disbursements at all. However, we have received zero hryvnia in payments for energy supplies since March 1, when these enterprises were seized," Hrymchak said.

"We must clearly understand that any deliveries to the occupied territory will eventually be used to fund terrorism," the official added.

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Earlier, Ukrenerho national power company cut off power supply to the uncontrolled territory of the Luhansk region.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n437970