Power supply restored in disconnected areas of Simferopol
Disconnected areas of Simferopol finally get power supply back — the light is on in Kiev Borough and the Old Town. For four hours, city boroughs had no electricity, reports Kryminform news agency.
As previously reported, on evening of March 23, several Crimean cities — Feodosia, Yalta, Kerch, Simferopol — had partial blackouts. According to DTEK Krymenergo power distributor, the emergency shutdown schedule was introduced in connection with the repair of Kakhovka-Ostrovskaya and Melitopol-Dzhankoi power lines that are the property of Ukrenergo. The company clarified that the power lines have been disconnected after a discovery of contingency-level defects.
Meanwhile, other information sources report that Ukrenergo national energy operator halved the supply of electricity to the Crimea.
First Deputy Prime Minister Crimea Rustam Temirgaliev thinks that this is Kiev’s revenge on Crimea for secession to the Russian Federation. According to him, this is the last-ditch argument for the peninsula residents. If the energy blockade continues, the Crimea would move to hourly electricity supply, and then will completely abandon the services of Ukraine power companies. Crimea is now preparing to install nine mobile power stations.
Kiev explains the situation by accident at its power lines.