Problems with heating in several cities of Ukraine could be avoided, according to the national Commission

© AP Photo / Efrem LukatskyТепловая station in Kiev, Ukraine. Archival photoProblems with heating in several cities of Ukraine could be avoided, according to the national Commission© AP Photo / Efrem Lukatsky

Problems with the beginning of the heating season in a number of Ukrainian cities, be avoided by the coordinated work of bodies of local government, NJSC «Naftogaz Ukrainy» and gas distribution systems, said Tuesday the national Commission, carrying out state regulation in energy and utilities.

Earlier it was reported that from-for debts was left without gas and can not enter the heating season, the city of Krivoy Rog in the Dnipropetrovsk region and the city of Smila in Cherkasy region. In Krivoy Rog on Monday, the residents rioted, «Krivorozhgaz», in Bold declared a state of emergency. On Monday the press service of the Shepetivka city Council said that the gas supply in the city of Shepetivka in Khmelnytsky region on Tuesday also can be terminated due to arrears.

«This situation could have been avoided in the preparation for the heating season due to timely and well-coordinated cooperation between the heatsupplying enterprises, local authorities, the NJSC «Naftogaz of Ukraine» and operators of gas distribution systems», — stated in the message of the national Commission in Facebook.

The regulator urged all stakeholders, particularly the government of Ukraine, the state property Fund and local authorities to consolidate efforts and to take all necessary measures for immediate restoration of gas supply objects, heat producers.

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