MOSCOW, January 2. Crimea with dignity responded to the indecent proposal of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to sign the contract for the supply of electricity on the conditions of Kiev. This opinion was expressed by Chairman of the state Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Irina Yarovaya.
VTSIOM: more than 90% of Crimeans voted against the supply of electricity in Ukraine
January 1, the Russian public opinion research center presented data from a survey of residents of Crimea and Sevastopol, according to which 93.1% of respondents opposed the contract with Kiev on the supply of electricity if it is specified that Crimea and Sevastopol are part of Ukraine. In addition, 94% of respondents said they are willing to temporary difficulties related to minor disruptions of energy supply within the next 3-4 months if the contract will not be signed.
“The conditions set by the Ukrainian authorities – not even blackmail, but rather a manifestation of their own identity”, – quotes the words Spring to her press service. According to the politician, putting such conditions, they tried to measure others by yourself.
“But people, as always happened in the history of Russia, Russian people, which is not for rent and not for sale,” stressed the head of the Duma Committee.
“The proposal Poroshenko from the category of obscene. How life respond to this, everyone knows. Crimea replied politely and with dignity – “no” – said Yarovaya.
The supply of electricity from Ukraine in Crimea stopped on November 22 when because of the erosion of the supports out of order, all four power lines coming from Ukraine. On the Peninsula had entered emergency mode.
The situation has improved with the launch on 2 December the first leg of the power bridge from the Krasnodar region, and the December 15 of the second string increased the power backbone to 400 MW. Two more threads, in total the same capacity, is planned to be commissioned in the spring that would make the Crimea independent from Ukrainian electricity. Now the energy shortage on the Peninsula is about 10.