Ukraine on Wednesday to fully stop Importing electric energy from Russia, said on the first day of the week the head of Ministry of state Vladimir Demchyshyn.
"The import of (energy from Russia ? approx. OPINION) we have received only due to the fact that one atomic unit of Rivne NPP was disconnected from the system in connection with completion of the line ROSNO-Kiev ? 1 thousand Megawatts, not included in the system. And we got the Import (electricity). Until Wednesday this question will be closed, that is, on Wednesday we will most likely cease to receive any electricity from the Russian Federation ", ? the expression Demchishin quoted by RIA " Novosti ".
recall, September 6, Ukraine resumed Importing electric energy from Russia, which was terminated on August 24. Purchases of electric energy under the contract with Russia was in practice reduced to zero in the spring of this year, but with August 6 in connection with the crisis situation in the energy sector they were resumed. However, Ukrenergo announced his intention to disable the Ukrainians in the winter light duration up To 2 hours. In the last month of summer Demchyshyn has acknowledged that the supply of electric energy from Russia has allowed Ukraine to pass the peak loads on the electricity of the country in connection with the established hot weather. On August 26, the state financial inspection of Ukraine told about violations of the terms of the contract for the acquisition of state-owned factory of foreign trade activities (gpvd) initial electrical energy from Russia. First Chapter the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn has set the task in the near future to completely abandon the Purchase of electric energy in the Russian Federation. At the same time he admitted that in the case of force majeure, the Import will be carried out. In summer Ukraine again threatened to turn off electricity in the Crimea against the failure of gas talks in a trilateral meeting in Brussels, where were required to sign a winter package for uninterrupted passage of the heating season, the European Union And Ukraine.