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The Ukrainian government has cut off the electricity supply to the territories in eastern Ukraine that are controlled by Russian-backed militants, state company Ukrenergo’s acting director Vsevolod Kovalchuk announced on July 26.

He said that the occupied territories of Donetsk Oblast as of July 26 are provided with electricity mainly by Starobeshivska and Zuivska power stations, both located in Donetsk Oblast. Russian Federation will also supply power to the region, according to Kremlin.

Pavlo Zhebrivskyi, the governor of the Ukrainian government-controlled part of Donetsk Oblast, on June 19 said on Facebook that the territories in Donetsk Oblast, controlled by the joint Russian-separatists’ forces, owe Ukrenergo Hr 3.9 billion ($150.9 million) in electricity payments.

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