MOSCOW, 6 Aug - RIA Novosti/Prime. Russia pays 6, 5 billion rubles for the supply of electricity to the Crimea in the first half of 2015, said Deputy Minister of fuel and energy of Crimea Sergey Bedrik on the Board of the Ministry of energy of the Republic.
according to him, Ukraine from July 1, increased the price shipped to the Crimea electric power to 3, 42 rubles per kW. H 2, 99 rubles per kW. H provided for in the contract at the end of 2014. Bedrik said that under the contract the price should not change until the end of 2015.
"in fact, we for the first half used a subsidy from the state budget including advance payment for August - 6, 5 billion rubles. We need the money before the end of the year based on actual costs up to eleven, 6 billion. Here we have no failures produced the payment promptly, and transferred the last tranche of 6. 5 billion in early August, " said Bedrik.
Crimea is 70% dependent on the supply of electric energy from Ukraine. Russian Company "inter RAO" and Ukrainian "Ukrinterenergo" at the end of last year signed an agreement to export electricity from Russia to Ukraine, the parties also agreed on ensuring reliable and uninterrupted supply of Crimea.