Ukraine cuts power, cancels trains to Crimea

Ukraine cut power and cancelled trains to Crimea on December 26 2014, operator companies said in their statements. The peninsula was annexed by Russia in March.

DTEK, a private energy holding that belongs to Ukraine’s richest man Rinat Akhmetov, said it was ordered to cut power supplies to Crimea by the national regulator Ukrenergo.

“At 1.5opm the transmission power line … Kakhovskaya- Dzhankoi, which was at this point the only line feeding Crimea, has been switched off by the order of NAK Ukrenergo,” the company said in a statement.

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