Ukraine will supply electricity to the occupied peninsula only if Crimea is defined as Ukrainian territory in the relevant contract, according to Petro Poroshenko.
Read alsoCrimea Blackout: approximate damage from energy blockade announced"This the citizens o Ukraine, the Ukrainians, who live in Crimea. We do everything in order not to complicate their lives. However, my directives, as well as the position of the [Energy] Ministry and the Government regarding the contract on electricity supplies was absolutely clear. We will sign the contract immediately and on the same conditions; we will resume power supply, [but] the contract shall contain: “…the delivery of electricity to a particular enterprise, which is located in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine," Poroshenko has told the reporters in Kyiv on Thursday.