Minister of energy Alexander Novak did not rule out that the Russian Federation could consider retaliatory measures concerning Ukraine in connection With the case of Crimea.
"at the present time to the question was not answered, I think that we will consider in the near future ", - has said Novak, answering the question whether Russia is considering the possibility of introducing reciprocal measures on Ukraine, for example, to restrict the supply of coal to Ukraine, reports RIA " Novosti ".
Novak also said that the introduction of the use of the first phase of power bridge to Crimea will cover about 70-80% of the Peninsula's needs." About 70-80% will be covered. With the commissioning of the second phase, we plan to introduce in may 2016, Crimea will be fully provided with electricity at the expense of own generation and power flows from the power system of Russia ", – the expression quoted Novak news Agency. According to his statement, first, it was expected that the second phase of power bridge to Crimea will be put into use in the early winter of 2016. In the night of Sunday before the damaged supports of power transmission line were blown up again. Crimea was left without electricity. Later power supply was not fully restored in the Republic introduced a state of emergency, the algorithm of power supply of the Peninsula – enter schedule an emergency outages. On the first day of the week the head of Ukraine Petro explained his proposal to the Cabinet to take measures to the termination of the cargo message With the Crimea " to protect the interests of the Crimean Tatars ". As said Later in the same day Vice-Premier of the Crimean government Ruslan Balbec, the Crimean Tatars are planning to collect signatures on a document condemning the leaders of the so-called Majlis calls for energy blockade of the Peninsula. The head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk called on the first day of the week the extraordinary meeting of the government, which considered issues of energy supply, and the supply of food to the Crimea. He asked in persistent form to prosecute the persons that signed a contract for production and delivery of electric power From Ukraine in Crimea. From its part Vladimir Demchyshyn said that the contract for production and delivery of electric energy to Crimea commercially viable, for 10 months He has brought Ukraine profits about 12, 5 million dollars. According to the Ukrainian media, the Russian company " the Center of payments ", included in the structure of the energy holding " inter RAO ", sent an official letter to the state enterprise "Ukrinterenergo" demanding explanations regarding the disconnection of electrical energy in the Crimea.