Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

The results of the group on economical issues (November 27)

27 November 2019
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The main agenda issues of the group on economical issues remain the payment of wages to employees of “Water of Donbass Company”, whose work depends on the water supply to millions of Donbass residents, as well as debts in the payment of pensions to our citizens. In the absence of acceptable proposals for the implementation of these payments by Ukraine, the discussion continues.

“Today, the discussion was devoted to the operational solution of the currently existing practical problems in the work of “ Water of Donbass Company ”. We consider it inexpedient to link this process to the international audit finishing, as this will artificially delay the resolution of pressing issues and may lead to a situation worsening” - Natalia Nikonorova said.

Despite some progress in harmonizing the legal aspects of the financial activities of “Water of Donbass Company”, the Ukrainian party continues to drag out the negotiation process for the payment of pensions and social benefits, trying to divert the discussion towards property issues of Ukrainian legal entities and individuals.

“Once again we focused the attention of all participants in the negotiation process on the fact that priority issues for working group are issues of social payments to our citizens” - DPR Plenipotentiary stated.