Ukrainian Cabinet will assign the short-term loan to Smila, the town in central Ukraine that faced a trouble with the central heating system. The sum of the loan makes almost 900,000 U.S. dollars. Hennadiy Zubko, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Housing and Development said that during the session of Committee for Emergency Prevention. He was quoted by Interfax-Ukraine as saying.
'The Prime Minister offered to provide a short-term loan for Smila, worth 25 million Ukrainian hryvnias, so that the start of the heating season is observed', Zubko said.
Earlier, a number of Ukrainian cities faced issues with heating supply system amidst the low temperatures in November. The list included Kherson, Smila, Kryvyi Rih, Kamyanka and others. The cold spell led do the temporary shutdown of some schools, kindergartens and hospitals.