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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Blackout in Crimea Caused by Power Transmission Towers Sabotage

00 power outage. 23.09.14

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On Saturday night, sabotage to transmission towers in Kherson Oblast of the Ukraine completely cut off power to the Crimean peninsula. MChS Rossii spokesman Vladimir Ivanov told us:

The Crimea lost all electric service on Saturday night, but utility crews partially restored power later in Simferopol. Besides this, Russian authorities introduced a state of emergency in the Crimea due to the complete stoppage of electrical supply to the Crimea from the Ukraine. Important infrastructural and social facilities, such as hospitals, activated their emergency power units. Locally generated electricity is also available in some areas of the Crimea.

On Saturday, someone damaged the power lines that supply Ukrainian electricity to the Crimea. Later, the MVDU stated that someone blew up the power lines. A Ukrainian police officer on the scene wrote on his Facebook page, “[Someone] just blew up the towers!!!!”. In September, Crimean First Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Sheremet said that an energy blockade of the Crimea would trigger retaliatory measures against the Ukraine. Currently, Russia is building an energy bridge to the Crimea, due for completion before the end of the year.

http://sputniknews.com/world/20151122/1030522436/crimea-blackout.html

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On Sunday morning, the Crimea started to rely on reserve power generation after a mysterious accident in the Ukraine caused 1.9 million of the peninsula’s 2.3 million residents to lose power. Sevastopol began using its own power generation after what Ukrainian authorities have called an accident (sic) led 1.9 million people to lose power in Russia’s Crimean peninsula overnight on Sunday. The entire peninsula lost its electrical supply after a power-line accident (sic) on the Ukrainian side of the border, causing a blackout. The Crimea and Sevastopol were part of the Ukraine until 2014, when the two territories voted to rejoin Russia following an armed coup in the Ukraine. On Saturday, someone damaged one of the two power lines that supply Ukrainian energy to the Crimea, causing it to lose most of its power supply. Later, the MVDU said that someone blew up the power lines. The Sevastopol MChS office said, “Sevastopol partially restored power. The city completely changed over to its own energy sources, gas turbine stations and diesel generators”. The MChS Rossii stated that the Crimea has enough fuel on hand to last 29 days. The Ukrainian power utility Ukrenergo pledged to resume supplies within two days.

http://sputniknews.com/russia/20151122/1030525947/russia-crimea-power-outage-accident.html

22 November 2015

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