Gas supplied to first customers in war-damaged Zolotoye

The Luganskgaz state unitary enterprise has partially restored gas supply to the town of Zolotoye which has been unavailable for a long time due to hostilities.   
“On February 3, 2023, Luganskgaz specialists have begun to connect the first customers to the gas supply system in the town of Zolotoye,” the Luganskgaz press service reported. “Gas supply has been unviable in the town due to the extensive damage caused to the gas mains and distribution networks by Ukrainian armed formations.”
Constant shelling and mine threat slowed down the repairs that lasted about six months. Dozens of meters of pipes were replaced with the assistance of the Stakhanov gas authority. “Today, our company began gas filling as a gas distribution station went online,” the press service said.
As of now, gas is already supplied to the first homes in Zolotoye; other customers will be connected stepwise. Customers in the Gorskoye and Karbonit neighborhoods are next in line, it said.
The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014.  The peace talks that began soon thereafter failed to reach tangible results due to Kiev’s position to settle the conflict by force.
On February 24, 2022 Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation to protect Donbass residents from Ukrainian aggression. Prior to that, LPR and DPR Heads Leonid Pasechnik and Denis Pushilin asked the Russian leader to provide military assistance.
The Lugansk People’s Republic acceded to Russia on September 30, 2022 following the unification referendum. *i*ie

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