Observers Special monitoring mission of the OSCE monitoring the situation with the damage to power lines in the Kherson region, through which the electricity supplied to Crimea, according to the report.
on the last working day of the week it was announced that failed the high-voltage line "Kakhovka - Titan" and " Melitopol - Dzhankoy ", rack supports have been found of a mechanical failure, according to one version, the explosive device. The supports are located within Ukraine.
in "Ukrenergo" has not excluded that the supply of electricity in the Crimea have the opportunity to be fully stopped for a while because power lines are damaged. The Ministry of energy warned that the destruction of power lines in Ukraine have the opportunity to lead to restrictions in power supply to customers in Crimea in the evening hours. On the fact of destruction of transmission towers in Ukraine opened a case under the criminal code.
The OSCE mission confirmed that activists blockade of the Crimea is creating obstacles to the repair of damaged structures." The SMM spoke with the "chief of staff" of the blockade of the Crimea, the ethnic Crimean Tatar, who said that the activists do not take on their own shoulders the responsibility for damage to power lines, but have plans to guard the place to prevent the repair. He called it the beginning of the " energy blockade ", - reported in the report of the mission.
Regional law enforcement agencies also reported about the damage to the pylon in the area of residential settlement Chongar 160 kilometers from Kherson, added the report.
explaining the statements of the Ukrainian Ministry of energy on the issue of the incident, Observers stress that, according to the Ministry, demand for electricity is 900-950 MW, while currently available only 650 megawatts and if grid power will be further damaged, for example, by bad weather without electricity may remain about 40% of the residents of the Kherson and Nikolaev areas of Ukraine and Crimea.