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2 transmission towers supplying Crimea blown up in Kherson region
14:09, 20 October 2015
2 transmission towers supplying Crimea blown up in Kherson region

The purpose of the incident might be discreditation of peaceful blockade of Crimea, activists say

14:09, 20 October 2015

Illya Kiva Facebook

Near Chonhar, Kherson region, tonight were blown 2 transmission towers Melitopol-Dzhankoy, which supply electricity to the Crimea. They are damaged, but did not fall, New visit reported.

According to preliminary information, to the towers were tied 82-caliber mortar mines, two of them have not worked. In place of event police officers and rescue worker are operating. Pyrotechnists of the Ministry of Interior Affairs are expected to defuse unexploded mines.

About the incident regional department of the State Emergency Service was by informed the participants of the blockade.

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The incident could be a provocation the purpose of which is to discredit the action of the blockade of the occupied peninsula, claimed the deputy editor of the ATR channel Ayder Muzhdabaev in his Facebook post.

He cites the deputy head of Genichesk district administration, who visited the scene of the explosion. The latter told that "the subversion clearly was made by amateurs, as mine for the demolition of towers should not be installed, so the blast wave goes out of the way. I think this is a provocation, a show aimed at discrediting the peaceful blockade of Crimea”.

Related: Prices are steadily growing in Crimea due to blockade - Umerov

In addition, the head of staff of the Public blockade of Crimea Lenur Islyamov said that among the participants of blockade there are many veterans of Anti-Terrorist Operation, and if they arranged the blow-up of transmission towers, the result would be different.

"Now the situation is dangerous, wires are buzzing; there are unexploded demolition charges, therefore, there is urgent need to disconnect the power line” Islyamov told.

Reportedly, law enforcement agencies opened criminal proceedings into the incident.

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

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