The Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn did not rule out the possibility of switch-off of Ukraine's electric power to Crimea in winter, but nourishes the hope that it will be protected.
"I think that all falls under one comb, I hope that we will be able to provide (power to Crimea - ed.), the money we received for the purchase of coal," said Demchyshyn, answering a question of the correspondent, whether Ukraine will turn off electricity to Crimea in winter, if it's a complicated situation.
Demchyshyn said that Crimea consumes fifteen million kilowatts of electrical energy per day, equivalent to 6-7 thousand tons of coal.
As stated before, at peak hours, the Peninsula 80-90% dependent on the supply of electric energy from Ukraine.