The Russian FSB believes damaging of two gas pipelines and power lines in the annexed Crimea are sabotage actions and opened three criminal cases. This was reported by Interfax with reference to the FSB press service representative.
"The Investigation Department of the FSB initiated three criminal cases under part 1 of Article 281 of the Criminal Code of Russia (sabotage). There are yet no detainees, accused or suspects, "the FSB representative said.
It is noted that the restoration of power supply facilities can take three days. Gas in the homes of Crimeans will appear at best on Thursday.
As it reported earlier, three accidents occurred in the southern part of annexed by Russia Crimea: two of them happened on gas pipelines and one on power lines.
The Russian-appointed head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov said that " emergency teams worked all night and the energy supply was already restored using the backup line." He assures that the gas supply will be fully restored within a day.
Crimea, occupied by the Russian Federation, receives gas from the mainland via a 358.7 km long gas pipeline.