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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Khabarovsk Can't Pay

The Khabarovsk region in the Russian Far East will make no payments toward the federal budget because of severe financial problems, the chief of the Khabarovsk Territorial Administration said, Interfax reported.

The Khabarovsk territory is in the middle of an energy crisis. And the federal debt to the territory for manufactured goods and transportation now totals billions of rubles, Administration chief Viktor Ishayev said.

Forced stoppages at local industrial enterprises unable to make planned payments to the federal budget have added to Khabarovsk's dire circumstances, the news agency reported.