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Cutting energy for Crimea, Ukraine may get same from Russia – expert
19:47, 24 September 2015
Cutting energy for Crimea, Ukraine may get same from Russia – expert

Ukraine still holds too warm relations with the northern neighbor, he adds

19:47, 24 September 2015

gazprom.ru

In response to the energy blockade of Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin could threaten to block supplies of coal and gas to Ukraine, announced media expert Mykyta Vasylenko for 112 Ukraine.

"I do not believe that the energy blockade of Crimea is possible because Russia considers Crimea its territory, and the economic blockade would be considered an infringement of its citizens. It is clear that Putin has warned Ukraine about the possibility of energy blockade, and we, in spite of all talking of our government about oncoming energy independence from Russia, continue to consume Russian gas, we continue to use coal, which is mined in militants-controlled areas, and so on. As long as this government maintains such friendly relations with neighbors, no blockade of the Crimea, and especially the return of the Crimea, is possible", he said.

Blockade of goods supply to occupied Crimea began on September 20 at the initiative of the Crimean Tatar community, later joined by "Pravyi Sektor". The entrance to the peninsula is closed only for trucks, passenger cars and pedestrians come to Crimea unhindered. Activists also threaten to block electricity supply to the peninsula.

Related: Energy blockade of Crimea to start in October- Chubarov

Related: Cessation of electiricity delivery to Crimea is the next step of blockade

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