Ukraine to end electricity imports from Russia

14:29, 04 November 2008
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Ukraine will stop importing electricity from Russia on December 1, the country`s Fuel and Energy Ministry said on Tuesday.

Ukraine began importing electricity from Russia on September 15 due to a shortage of coal and unscheduled repairs to the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant.

From September 15 to November 1, Ukraine imported 637 million kW/h from Russia.

"Import volumes have considerably decreased," a ministry spokesperson said. "A decision has been taken to gradually decrease volumes to a minimum level and finish up at zero on December 1."

RIA Novosti
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