SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered to supply Henichesk at the request of the town's residents.
"After implementation of all necessary technical and scheduled activities, the chief engineer of Chernomorneftegaz's [oil and gas company] main gas pipelines has turned on the valve… The gas is being supplied," the statement said.
It is not the first time this year Russia supplies gas to Henichesk. On January 4, Russia turned on the gas for Henichesk after the request of local authorities. The request had been reportedly made by Henichesk Mayor Alexander Tulupov after Ukraine's infrastructure failed to supply enough natural gas to the town to provide residents with heating amid severe weather conditions.