Tymoshenko blames Russian company for gas explosion in Dnipropetrovsk

18:24, 15 October 2007
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The company`s economizing on hardware killed 15?

Leader of BYuT, born in Dnipropetrovsk, Yulia Tymoshenko, puts the blame for explosion of gas at an apartment block in the city of Dnipropetrovsk upon owners of Dniprogaz Company, a Regnum correspondent quotes as saying it to reporters yesterday.

      “The government is to blame by 300%. Those are to blame as well who own the city gas company, Dneprogaz. And they will be taken to the account,” she said.

According to Tymoshenko, Dneprogaz has recently reduced its technical equipment and staff. Yulia Tymoshenko also informed that today, apart from rendering urgent assistance to people, it is necessary either to return such companies to the state ownership, or to establish such technical procedure legally that would not allow private owners of the companies economizing on the hardware. The BYuT leader informed that the law would be prepared “exactly from tomorrow.”

      Dniprogaz is not a state-run company; it was privatized as early as in mid-90s. The company is controlled by Complex Energy Systems Company (Russia) belonging to Russian Viktor Vekselberg.

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