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Luhansk disconnected from power

"LPR" has not paid for Ukraine's electricity.

Luhansk disconnected from power
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On Tuesday night, the city of Luhansk was blacked out, Interfax reported. The separatist agency LuhanskInformCentre claims that electricity supplies resumed in an hour in most parts of the city, the cities of Alchevsk and Perevalsk have also been reportedly partially de-energized.

The head of the National Energy Company Ukrenergo, Vsevolod Kovalchuk in Facebook, confirmed the termination of electricity supplies to the OPLO.

"Electricity supplies to the temporarily uncontrolled territory of the Luhansk region were halted completely overnight," Kovalchuk wrote

The company Luhansk Energy Association (LEO) previously reported plans to cease electricity supplies to the uncontrolled part of Luhansk Region from April 25.

In 2015, the Cabinet of Ministers obliged LEO, which is part of the group of companies "Energy Standard" owned by Kostyantyn Grigorishin, to supply electricity to the uncontrolled territories of Luhansk Region.

The company says the consumers from these territories have failed to pay 4.9 billion hryvnia as of April.

The power disconnection has been agreed with the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine.