The supply of water in the Luhansk region – one of the hottest topics in the negotiations, – Irina Gerashchenko

Поставка воды в Луганской обл. - одна из самых горячих тем на переговорах, - Ирина Геращенко

First Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko

The supply of water in the occupied territory of Luhansk region is one of the most problematic issues discussed in the negotiations. This was stated by the MP, the representative of Ukraine in the Tripartite contact group in Minsk Irina Gerashchenko in an interview to “UKRINFORM”.

“For example, supply water in the Luhansk region. We are now one of the hottest topics. Ukraine belongs to the people in the occupied territory as to the citizens-hostages of the occupiers, we can’t just cut off their water in the winter. In the end, it may destroy the water system as a whole will suffer and the areas under the control of the authorities. But we can not supply water for free! Especially in the occupied territory, where now reigns the ruble and the hryvnia is not!” – said Gerashchenko.

According to her, papanasam water utility suffers large losses, which reach from January 2015, 300 million hryvnia. Meanwhile, the militants collect money for utilities.

“Water is not only civilians, but also companies operating in the occupied territories. Ukraine will not be anyone to supply free water, and even more – to sponsor the enterprise of the insurgents. If the grandmother, who receives the minimum pension in Lviv and Cherkasy, pay for water, the residents of Donbass also have to pay for water,” – said the MP.

She noted that this position was voiced by the partners in the OSCE or the EU.

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We will remind, earlier repeatedly reported that representatives of the so-called “LNR” jeopardize the water supply of the residents of ORLO due to non-payment for this service.