“If Ukraine now is in a conflict with Russia, we could understand it as power blackout for Russian aircraft carrier with huge military power now, let's say 30 thousand people: military, soldiers, sailors, staying in occupied territory,” said the expert, according to Ukraine Today. “So, if we are talking about the power blackout, we need to understand that it's absolutely effective instrument to destroy military power of Russia in Crimea.”

Mr Samus went on to say that he supports the blockade because “when Russia is trying to make and collect its forces in this region to fret NATO, for example, because they are talking about tactical missiles with nuclear heads in Crimea against anti-missile base in Romania, for example.”

“To keep these missiles in proper condition they need a lot of power, so blackout now helps NATO to be more secure,” he said.

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