Melitopol, Jul 12 — DAN. The energy systems of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Zaporozhye region are facing joint development, said the press service of the Russian Energy Ministry.

Russia’s Deputy Energy Minister Yevgeny Grabchak chaired a conference over the possibility of linking the DPR power grid with the Zaporozhye region’s energy system to compensate for the latter’s loss of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, the press service said.*jk