Emergency announced in Avdiivka: no gas supplied to city for six days, - Zhebrivskyi

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Emergency announced in Avdiivka: no gas supplied to city for six days, - Zhebrivskyi

This was announced by head of the Donetsk regional military and civil administration Pavlo Zhebrivskyi on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"We are starting construction of a new gas pipeline that will deliver gas to Avdiivka from government-controlled territory of Ukraine.

"The city is entering its sixth day without gas, since the moment when the militants again damaged the old pipeline.

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"Man-caused regional emergency situation has been announced in Avdiivka. Today, we start working - in order to recover from this dependence on the whims of the Russian terrorist gangs.

"The cost of the construction is 59 million hryvnia ($2.29 million - ed.). We are negotiating with Metinvest (the group of steel and mining companies - ed.) on partial funding of the construction by them, as long as Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Plant (owned by Metinvest - ed.) will be receiving gas from Ukraine-controlled areas through this pipeline as well," Zhebrivskyi said.