Poroshenko will give light to the Crimea only after the return of Ukrainian sovereignty

Annexed by the Russian Federation, the Crimea will receive the supply of electricity only after the return of Ukrainian sovereignty.

This was said on Thursday 14 January, President Petro Poroshenko during her first 2016 press conference.

«We are ready to supply Ukrainian electricity to the Crimea, do not want to wait for the proposals the return of Ukrainian sovereignty in Crimea,» he said.

Poroshenko stressed that the Ukrainian authorities will resume the supply of electricity to the Crimea immediately after the signing of the Treaty in which Crimea will be shown as part of Ukraine.

«My position absolutely clear and transparent – live in the Crimea citizens of Ukraine, and we do everything in order no to complicate their lives. But for signing the contract for the supply of electricity…. we will sign the contract and provide energy supplies, but the contract must contain the words «supply of electricity to the facility and deposited in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine» — we have no other alternative,» he said.

Poroshenko stressed that no energy blockade of the Crimea is not performed, and «there is a format of commercial contracts, where we clearly note position, which was recognized by the whole world».

«But in response, the party decided to abandon the signing of this agreement. This was not the position of Ukraine, and we will never recognize the annexation of Crimea, just as it does not recognize the whole world», — said the head of state.

«Despite the terrible criticism, that we have this winter irreversible blackouts, we will remain without gas, without electricity, without coal, will stop the industry forward. The light is, even without flows from the Russian Federation. And we are ready to supply electricity, but in Ukrainian Crimea», — said Poroshenko.

As reported previously the Minister of energy and coal industry Volodymyr demchyshyn said that Ukraine will not supply electric energy in Russia annexed the Crimea without the signing of the Treaty: «the Russian Position is that it is not prepared to sign the agreement on conditions of Ukraine and our political position was previously announced — we are unable (to supply electricity), we have no reason. And so therefore, all this talk about the price. At the moment there is no agreement, respectively, and we do not supply».

On January 12, one of the initiators of the energy blockade of the Crimea, people’s Deputy of the faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko», the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev expressed the view that the question of a new agreement on the supply of electricity in the Crimea annexed by Russia can be considered closed, because Moscow does not agree with the Kiev conditions.

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On 20 September at the initiative of the Crimean Tatars began the «commercial blockade» of the Crimea.

On 20 November, at about 9:00 am, «unknown» was damaged two electric poles, leading to Crimea, in Genichesk and Chaplinka districts of Kherson region.

On the morning of 21 November, the fighters of the Voluntary Ukrainian case «Right sector» (DUK PS), representatives of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people and civil society activists took it «under protection» of the damaged power pylons leading to the Crimea, with the aim to prevent their repair.

After the confrontation with police officers who accompanied the engineers, who came to ground supports that remained under tension and after the explosion, activists retreated and allowed the repair team to carry out the work.

However, the same evening, the damaged power transmission towers were blown up again. Almost all of the occupied Crimea to midnight Kyiv time were left without electricity.

On the Peninsula entered a state of emergency. In General, the Crimea can provide electricity to a maximum of 50 percent, and that energy occupation authorities could deploy to cover all household needs of the population of the Peninsula.

On 23 November, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has temporarily banned the movement of cargo flows in the occupied Crimea.

November 24, the State border service of Ukraine completely stopped all freight traffic with the Crimea.

On 2 December the President of Russia Vladimir Putin arrived to the Peninsula and announced the launch of the first line of the so-called «energy bridge» from Russia to occupied Crimea. But the problem with the light is not decided and declared the head of the Russian occupation authorities Crimea Sergey Aksenov.

On 6 December after meeting with the President, the activists of the embargo Russia annexed the Crimea has allowed to start operation of the power supply lines 220 kV «Kakhovka — Titanium».

Mustafa Dzhemilev said that the Peninsula can expect no more than 200-250 MW, whereas total demand of electricity in Crimea is 1050-1100 MW.

December 7, SE NPC «Ukrenergo» has completed work on transmission line «Kakhovka — Titanium».

MP from the faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko», the Chairman of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov said that in the case of agreements with Russia on energy supplies to Crimea must be specified that Crimea is occupied by Russia territory of Ukraine.

On the last day of 2015 in the Crimea at the initiative of the Russian President Putin is hastily held a so-called «opinion poll»: do Crimeans to conclude Energocontract with Ukraine, if Crimea and Sevastopol will be listed as part of Ukraine. According to Russian data, 94% of the inhabitants of Crimea expressed readiness to undergo a «minor disruption» of energy supply in the next three or four months.

In the Crimea from the 30th of December not served electricity from mainland Ukraine.




Poroshenko will give light to the Crimea only after the return of Ukrainian sovereignty 14.01.2016

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