With connecting power bridge from the Russian Caucasus to the Crimean peninsula, there are no completely de-energized settlements left, but the blackout will continue.
December 2nd, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a new power bridge from the Kuban region to the occupied Crimea. At the same time, counselor of Ukraine's Interior Minister Zoryan Shkiryak wrote on his Facebook page that "the power bridge advertised by terrorists did not start on time".
December 3rd, "authorities" of annexed Crimea reported that there are no completely de-energized settlements left on the peninsula. Currently, 35,759 homes with 849,553 inhabitants are partly de-energized.
The centralized supply of coolant to the housing resumed in all settlements of the Crimea, except Yalta and Alushta, ‘Novosti Kryma’ reported. A part of Yalta is cut from gas supply lines.
Prices for certain goods grew in the city: milk rose in price by 20%, and canned products by 10-15%.
In Bolshaia Yalta, holding any public events is prohibited until the end of the regime of emergency, in many Crimean cities traffic lights do not work. In some places traffic is regulated by State Road Traffic Safety Inspectorate of Russia employees.
The so-called "Head of the Crimea" Sergii Aksionov advised entrepreneurs, especially owners of zoos, to take care of purchasing diesel generators for warming animals. Residents of Alushta complain about wolves who come to the city at night and attack citizens' pets.
According to Aksionov, emergency regime on the peninsula will continue at least until December 20, reported "TASS". The second stage of the power supply through the power bridge to Crimea may be launched before December 15.
On November 22nd, the supply of electricity from Ukraine to Crimea completely stopped because of the sabotage of power lines leading to the peninsula. The "government" of teh Crimea introduced an emergency regime.