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Ukraine to purchase liquid chlorine in Romania, Uzbekistan

Also, Poroshenko ordered the embassies to work out the issue on other possible foreign suppliers
18:01, 25 July 2018

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Ukraine will purchase a liquid chlorine for the water utilities in Uzbekistan and Romania. Hennady Zubko, the Minister for Regional Development, Building and Housing of Ukraine claimed this as RBK-Ukraine reported.

The minister noted that the situation with a deficit of the liquid chlorine posed a threat to a lot of the citizens of Ukraine who get the drinking water from the central water supplying system.

"The enterprises in Kharkiv, Kropyvnytsky, Mykolaiv were on the verge of stopping. Another five enterprises claimed about small amounts of the chlorine's stocks. As we got this message, we could take two tanks from "Dniproazot" and sent them to Kharkiv and Kyiv. Then we started the supplies from Romania…and know Kyiv uses the chlorine from Uzbekistan. As for today, the Romanian chlorine is used by a few water supply systems. We also expect the supplies from Uzbekistan," the minister said.

Related: Situation with supply of chlorine in Ukraine stabilized

He also reported that President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko interfered in the situation and ordered the embassies to work out the issue on other possible foreign suppliers.

"I think that we will separately make a decision on the order of the Prime Minister for the provision of the state reserve with chlorine at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers tomorrow," Zubko specified.

As we reported the Security Service of Ukraine began the check of the actions of the "Dniroazot" officials that led to the creation of the liquid chlorine deficit, the main reagent for the continued provision of the drinking water for the population.

Related: Chloride from Romania starts arriving in Ukraine

As it was reported earlier, the stocks of the liquid chlorine in Kyiv are running extremely low; the lack of the substance used for cleansing of the water may result in the situation where the residents may be left without supplies of drinking water. 

"Dniproazot" resumed work on July 20.

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