Municipal authorities of Sevastopol will meet with producers of Krasnodar Krai, Stavropol Territory and Rostov region, so as to ensure direct food supplies to distribution networks in Sevastopol. The city hall’s press service reported this December 23 (Krym. Realii)
“Besides, there is a chance that storms in January and February will affect the work of the ferry line from Russia to Crimea, so it’s necessary to take preventive measures for the commodity stocks in the city to increase”, the message says.
Poor food supplies in Sevastopol are due to the power shortages in Crimea. Salesmen are forced to cut the food stocks, since short-lived commodities can’t be stored properly without electricity.
As is known, in October 2015, a transmission tower at a power line in Kherson region was blown up, which caused the blackout and temporary power failure on the entire territory of the Russian-occupied peninsula. Since then, residents of the peninsula have been experiencing power shortages, even though Ukraine particularly restored the electricity supplies to Crimea. November 22, the so-called Crimean government announced the state of emergency due to the blackout. Currently, the peninsula uses power supplies both from Russia and Ukraine.