Russian-occupied Crimea in total power blackout

01:03, 22 November 2015
Ukraine
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Some large cities in Crimea have been disconnected from the electric grids getting electricity from mainland Ukraine, according to Russian news agency TASS, which cites residents of different Crimean cities.

Crimean residents confirm power outages / Photo from UNIAN

In particular, the total power blackout was reported in Feodosiya, Yevpatoria, Simferopol, and Sevastopol.

The Crimean power grids were disconnected at 23:20 Kyiv time on Saturday.

Crimean-based power supplier Krymenergo confirmed the power outages. "The electricity supply of Crimea has been cut off completely. I cannot tell you any details now," Krymenergo Director Viktor Plakida told TASS.

The power blackout was confirmed by the local department of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the two out of the four transmission pylons on the administrative border between mainland Ukraine and Russian-occupied Crimea, which were damaged by blasts in the early hours of November 20, were destroyed completely late on Saturday, November 21, according to reports in social networks.

The four transmission pylons belong to the power grids supplying electricity to Crimea and some areas in Ukraine's Kherson and Mykolaiv regions.

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