In the town of Smila Cherkasy region, categorical demand of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, has not yet turned on the heat.
According to Sergey Buyan, chairman of the company's board Cherkasygaz, heating in the city can not be activated today, as current legislation bans hazardous gas work at night, reports RBC-Ukraine.
He also added that there are visible discontinuities at Smelateplokommunenergo facilities, it is necessary to carry out technical measures.
"We can not turn on the heating because at night dangerous gas works are prohibited by current legislation and we can start during the day"- said Buyan.
In addition, he asked a question about who will bear the costs associated with the theft of natural gas by Smelyanskaya teplovikami, and in response to the Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services Gennady Zubko said that now you need to do everything you need to connect and problems that relate to financial issues "will be resolved on time."
At the same time, the minister added that all boilers operate in Ukraine, except 20 in Smela, and in this city for the second consecutive year, the exercise of authority to provide the heat supply is blocked.
"There are 20 boiler houses that do not work in Ukraine, all of them are located in Smela, and this is due to the irresponsible attitude of the local authorities"– he said.
Remember, we wrote earlier that Smila freezes due to multimillion dollar debt. More than 55 thousand citizens suffer from the cold, for the third consecutive year the heat comes with a delay, last year the heating was shut down three times. City authorities dare to say about 2.5 million hryvnia debt. At the same time, the management of Cherkasygaz OJSC calls another value – 150 million UAH.
The other day at Smela 11 schools stopped classes due to lack of warm-up. The educational process was suspended and the children were transferred to distance learning.
As Deputy Prime Minister Gennady Zubko said, instead of starting the warming, officials issued prizes to 10 million UAH. He believes that this situation has developed due to the actions of local governments, which, having the means and capabilities, were forced to solve the problem of providing quality services.