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Russia wants to extend contract for supplying Crimea with Ukrainian power

December 24, 2015 17:52 0 1694 QirimInfo
Crimea will be able to become independent from Ukrainian energy only after two more lines of the power bridge are launched.

Russia will be buying power  from Ukraine to supply Crimea until two more lines of the power bridge are launched, reports Independent News Bureau, citing Russian Deputy Minister of Energy Andrey Cherezov.

“There are no negative decisions that we do not want to buy power from you [Ukraine],” said Cherezov.

He also noted that in May 2016, when two more lines of the power bridge are launched, Crimea will be able to cease buying energy from Ukraine.

“So far we are having negotiations about extending the contract for supplying lacking megawatts from the next year,” he said.

Previously Russian Head of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov said Crimean authorities will not accept power from Ukraine, if the supply were restored.

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