At that moment, when the attention of the Russian capital aimed at 1st turn on Turkey, Ukraine intensified aggressive actions on Crimea, says journalist Maxim Tucker in publishing for.
A senior Ukrainian official on condition of confidentiality told me That Kiev is a moment to " return to the Peninsula." However, in the opinion of the author, Kiev is a big risk, setting up a blockade of the Crimea. At stake, for example, deliveries from Russia.
Blockade of the Crimea Ukrainian authorities, apparently, trying to turn the Peninsula into "an expensive burden" for the Russian capital, according to the publication. Besides, Kiev is afraid That if the issue of Crimea will no longer be on the agenda in the world, the West recognize the annexation of Crimea By Russia. In addition, the termination of power supply of Crimea may lead To a humanitarian crisis, says Tucker.
Before Brussels, the Ukrainian authorities have pretended That in this matter of pressure from the nationalists, although the blockade of the Crimea took part And the local police. On the first day of the week it was widely approved by the government.
With regard to supplying the Crimea, Kiev And even if was not the initiator of a blackout, he in practice did nothing to prevent it. This is despite the fact That the first of the activists tried to stop the supply of electricity to Crimea. The security service of Ukraine then said That identified a number of suspects in undermining the utility poles, but not spent a single detention.
"Torn by expectations from the international brotherhood And internal policy, Kyiv has embarked on a difficult path," - emphasizes the Creator of the article.
On the one hand, the Ukrainian authorities should support the falling ratings, and any attempt to imprison or disperse the active participants, hindering the repair of power lines, will be extremely unpopular. On the reverse side, the journalist writes Political, militarily Ukraine is too weak to try to retake the Peninsula, and the population of the Crimea would almost welcome the return of the Ukrainian authorities. Besides, Ukraine is under pressure from the EU, which requires to refrain from escalation.
last week in Kherson region have been undermined by power transmission towers supplying electricity to the Crimea. Currently electricity supply to the Peninsula From Ukraine is completely finished. In Crimea And Sevastopol, imposed a state of emergency, schedules of emergency outages. Since November 22, was stopped the heat supply to the residential home in order to save electrical energy after.
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