Minister of energy of Ukraine stated the need to resume the supply of electricity to Crimea

Minister of energy of Ukraine stated the need to resume the supply of electricity to Crimea


KIEV, November 30. The head of Ministry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said about the need to resume the supply of electricity to Crimea that were interrupted by undermining of the radicals of transmission towers in the Kherson region.

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“With the onset of cold weather has complicated the situation with energy supply in Ukraine. The day before was disabled half of the Kherson area. Today too there are interruptions. There is a threat of emergency situations. I think it’s right to include energy supplies to Crimea”, – he said at a briefing in Kiev.

The situation in Crimea

Crimea was completely disconnected on the night of November 22 as a result of blasting two transmission poles coming from the Ukraine. Now the power system of the Peninsula has been isolated, used to save fan power. Social objects are connected to independent power sources.

“For Crimea this will not play a special role”

According to the Minister, in the case of restoration of supplies, “the amount of energy will be about 20% of consumption of the Peninsula”. “For Crimea this will not play a special role,” he said.

As to the resumption of coal supplies from Donbass, says Demchyshyn, they can be renewed throughout the day. But they are directly related to resumption of supply of the Crimea, said the Minister. “Coal from the DPR can go today. This issue is associated with the resumption of supplies to the Crimea. The relationship between these issues”, – said demchyshyn.