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Zelensky uses Poroshenko’s political methods against Donbass

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Dehydration



On February 21, Ukraine once again de-energized the water utility in Popasnaya in Ukraine-controlled territory. Previously, this water utility provided 90% water supply to the LPR. In recent years, the importance of Popasnaya has significantly decreased, but the channel still remains extremely important for many cities of the republic. As a result of de-energizing the water utility, the water supply was reduced to varying degrees in 11 cities of the LPR.

According to official sources, the water supply to consumers in Pervomaisk was reduced by 100%, Artemovsk, Zorinsk - by 60%, Slavyanoserbsk - by 50%, Stakhanov, Kirovsk, Bryanka - by 40%, Alchevsk, Perevalsk - by 30%, Anthracite, Red Beam - by 20%. At the moment, the situation has improved, but the threat of a final shutdown of water supply from the occupied territories is quite real.

Paid up a penny


The formal reason for the power outage of the Pasopnyansky water utility is called the debt for electricity consumed, which is 186 million UAH. (about 430 million rubles). It is noteworthy that the LNR pays for the supplied water to the penny: cash payments occur regularly. True, the last time the Lugansk authorities laughed, sending several tons of Ukrainian coins of various denominations as payment, but they are still in use, so there should be no complaints from the supplier.

The debt arises precisely on the Ukrainian side, and the water utility’s management believes that the facility has strategic and social significance and should be subsidized from the state budget, however, Kiev has been refusing for several years to “take for granted” this enterprise, and therefore, not only are they without water regularly cities of LPR, but also those that are in the territory controlled by Ukraine.

Political question


Initially, Ukraine planned to completely disconnect the LPR from the water supply: in 2015, this would be a severe blow to the population of the republic, which at that time received 90% of the water from Popasnaya (at the moment, according to official figures, only 15%). From this reckless step, the Poroshenko government kept only an unequivocal warning from Russia, the OSCE and a number of European structures about the possible introduction of economic and political sanctions.

It is likely that at the moment Kiev is intentionally trying to organize bankruptcy of the enterprise in order to have a legitimate reason to stop the LPR water supply. It is noteworthy that similar activity can be observed in the Donetsk direction, where Ukrainian security officials are actively trying to destroy the Donetsk Filter Station (DFS) and are looking for the possibility of stopping the republic’s water supply through the Seversky Donets-Donbass canal, thanks to which water gets up to 40% of the territory of the DPR.

Kiev so far is stopped only by the fact that thanks to the DFS, the occupied Avdeevka and a number of other settlements receive water, and the Seversky Donets-Donbass canal is critical for the supply of water to Mariupol. Nevertheless, in Ukraine, not only calls are regularly made to “turn off water separately”, but, apparently, very specific steps are being taken to prepare for the transfer of settlements depending on supplies to the republics to an emergency water supply regime.

Worthy successor


Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is clearly following in the footsteps of his predecessor, trying to exacerbate the situation in the Donbass. It will hardly be too surprising if he repeats the “feat” of the Maidan team, which cut off the water supply to the Crimean peninsula through the North Crimean Canal, resulting in significant damage to agriculture and the economy of the region, and a unique canal longer than 400 km was reduced to 40 km and can hardly be restored.

At the same time, there is no doubt that, by raising rates, Kiev may well decide on such an adventure. The impunity of the past six years has eased the fear of sanctions, and the fate of the population of the controlled territory of Donbass, whose population is tacitly considered "unreliable", does not worry Ukraine too much.

In this connection, only two questions arise: are LDNR preparing for such a challenge and how long will Zelensky be allowed to heat up the situation? Sooner or later, the region may erupt, as it was in 2014 and 2015.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 26 February 2020 15: 09 New
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    This is not the first time I've been reading about these strange commodity-money relations and I continue to be surprised. After all, both parties consider themselves participants in the armed conflict, but at the same time pay for each other services and certain types of goods! What kind of war is this ?!
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana 26 February 2020 16: 23 New
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      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      This is not the first time I've been reading about these strange commodity-money relations and I continue to be surprised. After all, both parties consider themselves participants in the armed conflict, but at the same time pay for each other services and certain types of goods! What kind of war is this ?!

      Well, it's a bit like a French comedy movie in Ukrainian fashion (Sarcasm.)

      Zelensky:
      "I need a corpse. I chose you.
      See you soon!
      … ...............… ..FANTOMAS. "
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 26 February 2020 17: 18 New
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        Quote: Tatiana
        Zelensky: "I need a corpse. I chose you. See you soon! ... ............... ... ..FANTOMAS."

    2. Victor N
      Victor N 26 February 2020 18: 11 New
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      It's time not only to be surprised, but also to think about why this is happening. Because the end of these "commodity-money relations" is the death of the region. Groundwater in Donbass is unusable. And regular cleaning won't help.
      1. antivirus
        antivirus 26 February 2020 19: 27 New
        0
        for closing water in the Donbass should take Kharkov
  2. UVB
    UVB 26 February 2020 15: 38 New
    +3
    True, the last time the Lugansk authorities laughed, sending several tons of Ukrainian coins of various denominations as payment
    There was such a fake, allegedly 58 tons of little things were sent. It’s complete nonsense, to transfer an iron car on one minibus, so much cannot be collected in the whole of the LPR. In fact, the payment was made in bills of UAH 2 and 5. not 200 and 500 as before.
    1. Grandfather Crimea
      Grandfather Crimea 26 February 2020 15: 58 New
      +1
      The same did not work out weakly)))))
  3. Sergey39
    Sergey39 26 February 2020 15: 45 New
    +2
    [quote] Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is clearly following in the footsteps of his predecessor, trying to exacerbate the situation in the Donbass. / quote]
    It does not matter who the president is there, it is important who pulls the strings.
  4. asv363
    asv363 26 February 2020 15: 49 New
    -1
    They write that they de-energized ZFS-2, which is located in Ukraine-controlled territory. It does not matter, play out.
    Today the meeting of TKG in Minsk is taking place, maybe they will agree on water supply.
  5. iouris
    iouris 26 February 2020 16: 16 New
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    Understanding grades of crap is a troublesome task, but it has no practical value. The practical task is to send scavengers. A state that has armed and other forces should counteract aggression. But the decision-making center does not make decisions. Consequently, this situation will continue as long as there is a decision center. Stopping water supply is aggression.
  6. cniza
    cniza 26 February 2020 16: 22 New
    +2
    Zelensky uses Poroshenko’s political methods against Donbass


    They just have one owner ...
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 26 February 2020 16: 57 New
    +1
    But for this we must ask in full, as a crime against humanity, and by the way on the Crimean Canal too. How to deprive people of water?
  8. Avior
    Avior 26 February 2020 17: 34 New
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    A simple search gives you this on Ukrainian resources
    The debt of the territory not controlled by the Ukrainian authorities to "Water of Donbass" at the beginning of 2020 exceeds 41 million euros
    Saturday, February 8, 2020, 16:45
    The head of the Donetsk Regional State Administration Pavel Kirilenko wrote about this on Facebook, reports "DS".

    During the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Sebastian Jeppe to Donbass, Kirilenko informed that this week, at the expense of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an agreement was signed with an international audit company to analyze the financial and operational state of the Water of Donbass company, the results of which are planned receive in October.

    Other sources write that the debt of 3,8 billion hryvnia was last year.
    The debt of residents of the DPR and LPR for water supply and sanitation services to the Ukrainian municipal enterprise “Water of Donbass” reached 3,8 billion hryvnias, a PolitNavigator correspondent reports.

    This was reported by the press service of the Ministry for the so-called "temporarily occupied territories".

    Who would explain what the matter is and what the real debt is, 3,8 billion is clearly not 40 million euros, a huge amount (like 40 million euros, this is about 1 billion hryvnias) for a water utility or is it fines or just someone is cunning and yet there is no debt?
    According to some articles on the Internet, it can be understood that a large debt was formed because LDNR did not pay for water for a long time, almost until the end of 2016, and the debt hangs on private Ukrainian water utilities, which creates big problems for their work, energy companies for their large debts constantly disconnect. Kiev refuses to pay these debts for LDNR (at the same time it does not allow disconnecting the republics from the water, transferring all problems to private water utilities), the republics, as you can understand, do not repay the old debts, we are only talking about current payments, but no one has old debts to the water utilities did not write off, they remain.
    In addition, for a long time there was a big difference between the increased water prices for water utilities from the Ukrainian side and the cost of water in LDNR itself, and it is not clear how things are now, who pays for the difference? Or did they raise the price of LDNR vodka to Ukrainian?
    The author writes that the LPR paid for the current consumption, but for some reason does not write about the DPR, how things are, although the author seems to be from Donetsk.
    Whoever wrote the sensible article, I would like to understand how the situation with this situation really stands, because nothing can be clearly understood from this article, and is there a risk of turning off the water?
  9. Campanella
    Campanella 29 February 2020 12: 32 New
    0
    Yes Zelensky is the same ghoul fascist as Poroshenko.