As reported by Censor.NET, Ukraine's Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Ihor Nasalyk told 112 Ukraine TV channel.
"If we receive payments and the debt is settled, we will resume power supplies," the minister said.
He stressed that the decision to cut off power was purely economic.
"The decision to cut off power supplies to the uncontrolled part of the Luhansk region was not political. It was purely economic. This issue has become even more acute over the last two months as all enterprises that were registered in the uncontrolled territory of the Luhansk region and operated under Ukrainian law were nationalized. The energy suppliers got zero payments over the past two months. Therefore, this decision to cut off power was not taken by the Cabinet," Nasalyk said.
"In order to explain this in terms of money, according to my information, Ukraine delivered 4.5 million kW every day free of charge, which is about 6 million hryvnia (over $226,000) daily, 180 million monthly, and over 2 billion yearly. As for Peremoha mine, Russians were also supplying its separatists-held part with power," the energy minister explained.
Nasalyk also stressed that he and Luhansk military and civil administration head Yurii Harbuz made efforts to resume power supply to the village of Mykhailivka yesterday.
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