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Ukraine Temporarily Cuts Off Crimea's Electricity Amid Power Crisis

Ukraine temporarily cut off power supplies to Crimea.

KIEV — Ukraine temporarily cut off power supplies to Crimea on Wednesday after the Russian-controlled peninsula failed to curb consumption as required due to a power crisis, the Ukrainian Energy Ministry said.

"Today electricity supplies to Crimea were shut off … just as would be done to any region of Ukraine," a ministry representative told Reuters by phone. "Supplies will be restored as soon as they implement the set consumption regime."

Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn subsequently told a government meeting that supplies had resumed to Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in March, but still depends on Ukraine for power supplies.

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