The President of Russia Vladimir Putin stated that the residents of the occupied Crimea have to endure the lack of electricity until may 1, when should be started the second phase of the power bridge. He said this during a meeting with the head of the occupation authorities Crimea Sergey Aksenov, transfers UNIAN.
«We need to have a little patience, I think that colleagues will consult by may 1 for sure, maybe earlier», — said Putin. This Aksenov said: «be patient, Crimea believes in you and our country.»
«With your support, they will do the job before. Not ready to speak for colleagues, but know that the work is in full swing, went himself to the place, crews are working almost around the clock,» he said.
In addition, Aksyonov to Putin boasted that the disconnection of electricity of the residents of the annexed Peninsula is not more than 8 hours a day.
«Since November 22, Crimea has a state of emergency connected with the terrorist act on the territory of neighboring States. However, despite the fact that Crimea was de-energized, the terrorists and the Ukrainian leadership has failed. Only three weeks earlier was introduced as an energy bridge Taman – Kuban. To date, managed to generate graphics. Disable the residential sector is not more than 8 hours on the territory of the Republic of Crimea. Thus all industrial enterprises work, the work plans agreed with the regional headquarters,» said Feldman.
According to him, despite the state of emergency, in December, all Crimean taxpayers paid to the budget of Crimea put a portion of their income. «Thanks to this consolidated work in 2015, the budget of the Crimea has received 31 billion rubles of tax and non-tax revenues, which is 110 percent of the approved plan of income. The lion’s share amounted to a tax on income of natural persons, in comparison with the year 2014 the total amount of fees increased by 40 percent, that is everywhere positive dynamics», — he said.
He said that «the crisis is not affected in this case, the work of commercial enterprises. Total damages and direct losses in commercial enterprises from state of emergency today amounted to about 480 million rubles.»
Aksenov said that from the budget of Crimea for refueling of diesel generators, their maintenance and consumables allocated 540 million rubles.
«In General, the dynamics is quite positive, they behaved with patience and understanding for what happened, believe and know that you should accelerate and give impetus to the officials, and thanks to you concrete developments had been introduced before my time,» said Aksenov.
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.
Putin believes that Crimeans have to endure the lack of electricity up to may 1 20.02.2016