Kyiv: Separatist republics owe Ukraine $96 million for electricity
The separatist-held territories of the Donbas owe about 2.5 billion hryvnia ($96.3 million) to Ukraine for electricity supplied since March 2015, as stated by the Acting Director of Ukrenergo, Vsevolod Kovalchuk, in his commentary on Espreso TV.
He noted that separate accounting records for the Donetsk and Luhansk regions were only introduced in May 2015.
"If we are talking about the debt that is guaranteed to be confirmed as of the introduction of separate accounting, it amounts to about 2.5 billion hryvnia," Kovalchuk said.
The Acting Director of Ukrenergo said that there have not been significant volumes of electricity supplied to the uncontrolled territories of the Donetsk region for a very long time.
According to the Deputy Minister for the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, George Tuka, after the separatists "nationalized" Ukrainian enterprises, the accounting for electricity consumed in the uncontrolled territories has ceased.
It was previously reported that on July 26th, Ukraine stopped supplying electricity to the uncontrolled areas of the Donetsk region.