September 2018 has become one of the warmest months in the capital of Ukraine over the last 137 years. The Central Geophysical Observatory named after Borys Sreznevsky reported this on its website.
'This September comes fifth or sixth in the ranking among the warmest months in Kyiv for 137 years of observation. In just 9 months, the temperature exceeded the climatic norm by 2.3 degrees, which brings this year to second place since 2015', the observatory stated.
It is noted that the coldest day of the month was September 30, when the minimum temperature dropped to +3.5 degrees. The warmest was September 3, with a temperature of 31.9 degrees by Celsius.
The heating season in Ukraine officially starts on October 15, but the local authorities can decide on the beginning of heating supply to the houses taking into account the actual weather condition, as Volodymyr Groysman, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, stated, as 112 Ukraine broadcasted the session.
'Today, we are deciding to start the heating season on October 15. But every local government can define independently when to begin the heating season, considering the weather conditions,' Groysman stated.
The Prime Minister also assured that hot water will be supplied in Kyiv soon.
'Kyiv Mayor asked me to help in this matter. The government has done everything it could to solve the issue and in the nearest future, maybe, in the coming week, Kyiv will get all the housing and communal services, including hot water and heating,' Groysman added.
Earlier, in 2017 the capital’s authority decided to terminate cooperation with Kyivenergo, which was transferred to a new enterprise Kyivteploenergo. In April, the representatives of Kyivenergo stated that all the staff will switch over to Kyivteploenergo.
It was expected that the municipal enterprise will get the receivables and payables of the company. However, on July 19 Kyiv Commercial Court refused to change Kyivenergo to Kievteploenergo as a respondent concerning Kyivenergo’s debts.
In its turn, Naftogaz company stopped ther gas supply in Kyiv due to Kyivenergo’s debts, which make almost $178,5 million. Due to these debts Naftogaz refuses to sign the contract with Kievteploenergo on gas supply, which resulted in the halt of hot water supply in Kyiv.