Ukraine may prematurely stop the contract on electricity imports from Russia, will be charged as soon as the danger of rolling blackout, said 1st Deputy Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Yuriy Zhukov.
Russian Company "inter RAO" and "vital-press" by the end of December 2014 signed a one-year contract for electricity exports from Russia to Ukraine up to 1500 MW, as well as a contract to ensure reliable and uninterrupted supply of Crimea. The last 70% dependent on the supply of electricity from Ukraine.
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 said: "They are smaller. 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 terminated."
He failed to add, when this can occur.
Another Deputy head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Oleksandr svetlik in the middle of February, it announced plans in March to buy from Russia only 200 MW. In September, according to his statement, the plan and even zero.