Matviyenko: Russia will take adequate measures if Ukraine will not restore the power supply to the Crimea

Matviyenko: Russia will take adequate measures if Ukraine will not restore the power supply to the Crimea


MOSCOW, November 25. /Corr. Sergey Izotov/. Russia would immediately take adequate measures against Ukraine if the Kiev authorities will restore the energy supply of the Crimea and Sevastopol. The journalists said the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, answering a question of correspondent..

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“If no immediate action will be taken (to restore the power supply of the Crimea), from the Kiev authorities, then surely we will go on reciprocal steps. Such crimes simply cannot be forgiven, that in the twenty-first century looks awful,” said the Federation Council speaker.

“And if Kyiv authorities will not restore (power lines), don’t make a decision, this will force us to take adequate measures. Such adequate measures are developed”, she added.

The Governor assesses the situation with the destruction of power lines, as well as the decision to stop shipments to the Crimea and Sevastopol as a growing influence on Kiev policy of the radical nationalists. “It seems that today nationalist-radicals have an increasing impact on the policies of Kiev, and the authorities can’t cope. Because these forces have led the current leadership to power,” she said.

The Federation Council speaker said the decision on prohibition of cargo transportation on the territory of the Peninsula “step toward economic blockade of the Crimea and Sevastopol”. “Very well, similar to well-known facts from history. The methods of the Nazis, when Leningrad was surrounded by the blockade. But Leningrad survived, survived and won,” held Senator some historical Parallels.

Electricity supplied to the Crimea from the Kherson region of Ukraine by four transmission lines. On 20 November, two of these lines were undermined. Crimean authorities imposed on the Peninsula, a state of emergency. Night 22 November were undermined by two power transmission towers supplying to the Peninsula. Repair crews today started to repair only one of them – the one which is provided with two region of the Kherson area.