Russia may limit the supply to any region of Ukraine, said Demchyshyn

The Russian Federation cannot restrict the supply to any region of Ukraine, despite the fact that the energy systems of both countries are working in parallel.

On Monday November 23, Minister of energy and coal industry Volodymyr demchyshyn, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».

«The systems run in parallel, but neither Belarus nor Russia have no influence… No way we do not depend on Russia,» he said at a press conference in Kiev.

Earlier today demchyshyn said that damage due to explosion of the power lines that transmit electricity to the Crimea and Kherson region, can be restored within three days, however for repair work must be authorized by the security Service of Ukraine: «the transmission Lines we are ready to repair within 72 hours. The lines are on the ground, it is necessary to spend measurement, needs to work ad hoc bodies – the interior Ministry or the SBU, which examined the perimeter and will give us permission. After that we will be able to carry out repairs».

He recalled that all 4 were damaged power lines with a capacity of 220 and 330 kV.

As reported, on November 20th, around 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 escorting arriving for grounding of supports, which continued to remain under stress, the energy, the activists retreated and allowed the repair team to carry out the work.

However in the evening damaged electricity pylon blew 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 per cent.

The commander of the headquarters of the «Public blockade of the Crimea» Lenur islyamov said that the activists will not allow the repair of the towers, while Russia release Ukrainian political prisoners.

Russia may limit the supply to any region of Ukraine, said Demchyshyn 23.11.2015

Ноябрь 23rd, 2015 by
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