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Advertisement Europe Russia Plans Survey in Crimea on Ukraine Electricity Contract

03 Jan 2016 12:48 PM | Anonymous

In an echo of the referendum in 2014 on whether to join Russia, residents of Crimea are being asked if they want to reaffirm their choice. The catalyst this time is the power grid. The longstanding contract under which Ukraine supplied about 70 percent of the peninsula’s electricity expired on Thursday. Ukraine is willing to sign a new one, but only if the contract states explicitly that the Black Sea peninsula is part of Ukraine, the Russian minister of energy, Aleksandr Novak, said on state television.    NYT.   Read More

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