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Germany: Crimea blackout caused by 'criminal act' - FM spokesperson Schaefer03:05

Germany: Crimea blackout caused by 'criminal act' - FM spokesperson Schaefer

Germany, Berlin
November 23, 2015 at 12:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

German Foreign Ministry spokesperson Martin Schaefer called the recent alleged blowing up of the power transmission line towers in Ukraine causing electricity blackouts in Crimea "a criminal act," during a press conference in Berlin, Monday.

The Russian region of Crimea was left without electricity from 00:22 on Sunday, following interference with power transmission lines that run from the Ukrainian region of Kherson to the Crimean peninsula.

All major cities in Crimea are currently connected to a power network, but the region has had to introduce rolling blackouts due to insufficient local generation. More power generators and fuel are likely to be shipped to the Russian peninsula in the coming days.

Russia is also planning to build an 'energy bridge' into Crimea with a capacity of 400 MW, that is planned to be launched before December 25, 2015.

Germany: Crimea blackout caused by 'criminal act' - FM spokesperson Schaefer03:05
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German Foreign Ministry spokesperson Martin Schaefer called the recent alleged blowing up of the power transmission line towers in Ukraine causing electricity blackouts in Crimea "a criminal act," during a press conference in Berlin, Monday.

The Russian region of Crimea was left without electricity from 00:22 on Sunday, following interference with power transmission lines that run from the Ukrainian region of Kherson to the Crimean peninsula.

All major cities in Crimea are currently connected to a power network, but the region has had to introduce rolling blackouts due to insufficient local generation. More power generators and fuel are likely to be shipped to the Russian peninsula in the coming days.

Russia is also planning to build an 'energy bridge' into Crimea with a capacity of 400 MW, that is planned to be launched before December 25, 2015.

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