Trilateral contact group instructed to unlock Popasna water canal, - Olifer

Source : 112 Ukraine

Water supply in Luhansk region should be resumed
19:31, 7 December 2016

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Trilateral Contact Group requested the subgroup on Economic Affairs to sign a protocol that would allow to unlock the work of Popasna water utility in the Luhansk region. This was reported by the spokeswoman of the former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma - Daria Olifer on Facebook.

According to Olifer, the protocol should be signed as soon as possible.

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At the same time, the Ukrainian side's position remained unchanged – debts to Popasna water canal should be cleared off. This was reported on Facebook by the representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral contact group Iryna Gerashchenko.

"Also, once again the theme of water was discussed. The Ukrainian side's position is clear and it is the only possibility. Today the debt for the consumed water before a tiny modest budget of Popasna area is $ 10.7 million. Everybody has to pay for water, including the inhabitants of the occupied territories,” Gerashchenko said.

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