The representative of the Russian Ministry of energy told reporters that Moscow does not lead to Kiev negotiations on the supply of electricity from Russia to Ukraine because of the invalid contract on electricity supply Crimea to Ukraine.
MOSCOW, 12 Jan. Russia will not renew the contract on electricity supplies to Ukraine after the refusal of purchases of Ukrainian energy for Crimea, wrote on Tuesday the newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to the representative of the Russian Ministry of energy.
A one-year contract on supplies of Russian electricity to Ukraine entered into force on 30 December 2014. The parties also agreed to ensure uninterrupted power supply of Crimea. Both contracts — for the supply of electricity from Ukraine to Crimea from Russia to Ukraine is terminated on 1 January 2016.
“Russia does not negotiate for the supply of electricity from Russia to Ukraine. To renew it will not, as initially it was linked to the contract for the supply of electricity from Ukraine in Crimea”, — quotes the edition of the representative of the Ministry of energy.
The contract with Kiev on the supply of electricity in the Crimea expired on 31 December 2015. Meanwhile, Russia has not agreed to the proposal of Kiev to include in the new contract wording that the Crimea — territory of Ukraine. Against such a text during specially conducted poll suggested 93% of the Crimeans. The “Kommersant” source in the industry explained that after the publication of the survey results, the government decided not to raise the issue of contract extension.