Donetsk, Jul 26 - DAN. Electricity cutoff by Kiev will not affect consumers in the Donetsk People’s Republic, DPR Coal and Energy Ministry press service told Donetsk News Agency on Wednesday.

“The power supply cut-off will have no impact on DPR consumers,” the press service said. “The Republic is independent from Ukraine as the electric power generated by two coal-fired thermal power plants using locally-produced fuel is delivered to consumers via high-voltage lines located in the Republic’s territory.”

DPR can fully meet all residents’ and companies’ demand for electricity. It also has an opportunity to export surplus electricity, it added.

Earlier on Wednesday, Ukrenergo electric utility officials said Ukrainian authorities stopped cross-border electricity flows to DPR territory at 26 July midnight.*jk