: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine Stops Power Supply to Russian-Annexed Crimea

Shortly before its residents rang in the New Year, the Russian-annexed peninsula of Crimea again found itself entirely without Ukrainian electricity. As in November, this was caused by unidentified saboteurs who blew up a power transmission line tower in Ukraine’s Kherson province, which borders Crimea. However, this time, Kyiv is unlikely to restore the power supply. First, Ukraine’s electricity contract with Russia regarding supplying Crimea has expired, and both Kyiv and Moscow are reluctant to sign a new one for political reasons. And second, Crimea depends on power from mainland Ukraine to a much lesser extent than in November, as …read more

Source: The Jamestown Foundation

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