1st Deputy Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Yuriy Zhukov said that Kyiv may prematurely stop the contract on electricity imports from Russia, will be charged as soon as the threat of rolling blackouts.
Answering the question, is it possible to say that in the case of reducing the need for electricity supplies from Russia agreement on import is broken, Zhukov sure the stop of the contract." Their already less. I think that technically, as soon as there will be no need and eliminate the risk of outages (power) and in General for the power system itself, this agreement will be stopped, "he said, RIA" Novosti ". This Zhukov could not complement when this can happen. December 21, 2014 the Ministry of energy of Ukraine called the circumstances of electricity in the country " supercritical ": performance HPS lowest for the last 45 years, destroyed the power and transport infrastructure in the Donbass. In the country there is a shortage of coal for thermal power plants. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk has instructed the Ministry of energy to save energy, switch off the illumination advertising, lighting of public buildings and main streets across the country. It was furthermore argued that tariffs on light for citizens of Ukraine will be increased in 3, 5 times over 2 years. Russia agreed on December 26 to supply electricity and coal, not waiting for payment, so save Ukraine from energosetstroy.