Donbass owed for the light almost a billion dollars

Донбасс задолжал за свет почти миллиард долларов

Donbass does not pay for light since the beginning of the conflict, the debts grow

Just the overall level of debt in the electricity market in Ukraine has reached 27 billion USD.

Consumer debts nepodkontrolny part of the Donbas region, eletroenergii is about 21 billion USD. About this informed the Deputy Director of the Department of Economics and Finance, the Ministry of energy Sofia Ugryumova, UNIAN reports.

“Most of the debt from the overall debt level in the electricity market, which reached 27 billion USD, was formed by consumers not on controlled Ukraine territories. The coal companies, the utilities did not pay for the electricity supplied. According to the Energy market, consumer debt from the occupied territories is about 21 billion USD,” said Ugryumov.

The head of the Department for regulatory policy of DTEK Irina Potapova, noted that from 1 August 2014 to 1 may 2015 the company has supplied electricity and other energy sources in uncontrolled areas. The payment they had received, as banks in these areas stopped working.

“Today we deliver to these areas only on energy balances the flows that are carried out in both directions. Given that the Luhansk region is energy deficient, it turns out that Ukraine receives more energy than in the opposite direction. Simply put, they owe us more,” said Potapova.

As reported Корреспондент.netthe debt for electricity in Kyiv in the first quarter of 2016 increased by 180,6 million and on 1 April amounted to 802,4 million.