11:44 02.07.2016

Ukrenergo: Self-proclaimed DPR seizes office of Donbas Energy System

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Ukrenergo: Self-proclaimed DPR seizes office of Donbas Energy System

A group of armed persons headed by the head of the enterprise of power grids created by authorities of self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) on June 30 seized the premises of Donbas Energy System of state-run enterprise Ukrenergo in Horlivka, the company reported on Saturday.

"According to the unofficial information this was done to execute the order of occupation authorities to nationalize energy facilities belonged to Ukraine," the company said.

On July 1, 2016, managers of Donbas Energy System were not allowed to the workplace. The fulfillment of instructions of the legal managers is being blocked by armed persons.

Ukrenergo said that technical staff had to write applications to transfer to the enterprise of power grids created by so-called DPR's authorities and fulfill orders of its managers.

"These unlawful actions violate the Minsk agreements, Ukrainian legislation and rights of Ukrainian citizens," Ukrenergo said.

The company said that it is taking all required measures to provide for stable operation of Ukrainian power grid.

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