MOSCOW, December 9. The so-called energoblok of Crimea is genocide, disgusting, boorish and completely frostbitten position on the part of Ukraine. This opinion was expressed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in an interview with Russian TV channels.
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“The gift we never from anybody did not take anything”: started the first circuit of the power bridge to Crimea
“What happened with the light, otherwise, as genocide is not to call,” he said. The Prime Minister added that “it’s quite boorish, so totally fucked, as they say, position”, from when the power was cut off welfare and people. “How is it called? Just disgusting, in another way not to call,” he concluded.
In General, he drew attention to the fact that the Crimea was totally underfunded when the Ukrainian authorities. The Russian Prime Minister noted that he visited on the Peninsula previously, at the invitation of Kiev. “I will say quite frankly – I wanted as soon as possible to go from there. The land of beautiful, but is directly killed, and the case is the same: the feeling that initially the Ukrainian leadership thought it was not their land and no money,” – said Medvedev.
According to him, besides buying Ukrainian politicians for themselves dachas in the Crimea nothing was done. “No road, no electricity is not normally developed or the service sector. It is everywhere we are imperfect, but let’s be honest: if you compare the black sea coast of Caucasus and Crimea, still on the black sea coast of Caucasus service is much better,” continued the Prime Minister.
“Crimea is part of Russia”
The Prime Minister recalled the establishment of a broad program of development of Crimea in the amount of almost 700 billion rubles. “This is big money for the country, but we certainly all feasible. Because Crimea is part of Russia, Crimea – a favorite place of rest of a huge number of our citizens in Crimea live our people. All the money will be allocated, all programs will be implemented”, – concluded Medvedev.
By 2018, the Crimea, with the commissioning of new generating capacity, from the energy deficit of the region will be the excess of energy, said Medvedev. “Recently launched a thread of energy supply, the Prime Minister said, adding that soon will be connected the second “strand” of the first phase power bridge, and in may two more. the Prime Minister said. – The result will be 800 MW. It will fully resolve all the problems of the Crimea”.
Medvedev has reminded of plans of construction in Crimea by 2018 two new power stations in Sevastopol and Simferopol. “In this case, Crimea will not energodefitsity, and energy-abundant region. All in all it is perfectly normal in this situation”, – he stressed.
The energy embargo and the program of energy independence of Crimea
Electricity supplied to the Crimea from the Kherson region of Ukraine by four transmission lines. However, all four lines were damaged because of the actions of Ukrainian radicals on November 22. As a result, the supply of electricity from Ukraine in the region ceased completely. In the Republic introduced a state of emergency. To save on the Peninsula began to use rolling blackouts of consumers, were also involved redundant power supplies. Energy Peninsula, according to the Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation, was fully restored only on 8 December of the current year. Then partially resumed electricity supplies for one of the restored at the territory of Kherson region of Ukraine power transmission line “Kakhovka-Titanium”. According to the latest figures, total generation in the CFD based flow from the UES of Russia and Ukraine is now about 872 MW.
One of the main ways of solving the problem of supply of electricity to Crimea is the construction of the power bridge. This project is implemented within the framework of the Federal program of development of Crimea until 2020 to ensure the independence of energy supply in the Crimean Federal district on supplies from Ukraine. It provides for the laying of underwater cable across the Kerch Strait with a flow of about 850 MW.
It is expected that by 2016 the energy bridge from Krasnodar Krai will be delivered about 800 MW of electricity per day. These volumes will allow to satisfy the load during winter peak periods, when consumption increases to 1-1,2 thousand MW per day.
The first “thread” energy bridge was launched on 2 December of the current year. It is expected that the second “thread” power bridge to be introduced until December 20, 2015.
In addition, on the territory of the Crimean Peninsula – in the city district of Simferopol and in the Western slope of Fedyuhin heights – will be constructed two thermal power plants with a total capacity of 940 MW. The input capacity is planned in several stages in the period from 2015 to 2018.
Existing thermal power plants in Crimea have an installed capacity of about 140 MW at the Peninsula’s needs of about 1,400 MW.
“All money is not measured”
Question about the return of Crimea into the Russian Federation is not measured in money, continued the head of government. “This, of course, all the money is not measured, – said Medvedev. – It’s a completely different story.” He recalled the enthusiasm with which the reunification with Crimea was perceived in the Russian society. When speaking purely about the financial side, Medvedev confirmed that “it is expensive”. However, he believes that this issue is not measured in this plane and for the Crimeans.
“If we ask Crimean residents whether they pay a very high price for integration with Russia, the absolute majority of Crimeans will say that “we are ready even greater price to pay, but would not return to the mess that they were until recently”, – said Medvedev. The Prime Minister told that he such matters to ordinary people on the street in Crimea have asked and I am sure that the answer is independent of the method of the survey: “no matter How ask, people at the level of first reaction still you will answer.”
“Crimea in the Russian legal and economic space are already integrated,” said Medvedev, stressing that the Peninsula “is an integral part of the Russian Federation and in legal and economic sense.” However, he acknowledged that the Crimea is vulnerable for reasons of total underfunding in the post-war period, especially in the last 20 years. And these problems have worsened “in view of the known position of the Ukrainian leadership”.
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“A conversation with Dmitry Medvedev”. Text translation