Contrary to contractual obligations to supply electricity to the Peninsula, said on Sunday the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak.
"A week has passed. Accordingly, We observed that the joint neighbors (the Ukrainian side) takes no action to restore the power lines. For us it is, of course, quite surprising because the situation is entirely contrary to contractual obligations. Secondly, even from a humane point of view is not literally correct that situation, " said Novak correspondents in Simferopol.
Novak has noticed that, proceeding from this situation, the challenge is to supply electricity to Crimea on their own, without relying on supplies from Ukraine.
"We proceed from the existing situation and the opportunities that are there today in order to supply electricity to Crimea on their own, without the hope that We can get electricity from Ukraine. This problem can be solved ", - said the head of the Ministry.
currently, the power system of the Crimea is working in stand-alone mode. The Peninsula was completely de-energized in the night of November 22, as a result of undermining 2 transmission poles coming from the Ukraine.
A one-year contract between the Russian company "inter RAO" and "Ukrinterenergo" on supplies of Russian electric power to Ukraine entered into force on 30 December 2014. At the same time the parties agreed on ensuring reliable and uninterrupted supply of Crimea, which is 70% dependent on Ukrainian electric energy. Both contracts expire at the end of the current year.
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