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 Ukraine stopped import of electricity from Russia, - Ukrenerho

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Ukraine on Friday stopped importing electricity from Russia.

As reported by Censor.NET referring to Interfax-Ukraine, this was announced by Ukrenerho national energy company.

"At 2 a.m. on Friday, we stopped [importing electricity - ed.]," agency's interlocutor said.

As reported, on Nov. 1, Ukraine resumed import of electricity from Russia. Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that Ukraine would stop importing electricity from Russia this week.

In late December 2014, Ukrinterenerho and Inter RAO signed a contract to export electricity from Russia to Ukraine's electricity grid. The annual contract came into force on Dec. 30, 2014 and provides for a uniform schedule of deliveries of up to 1.5 GW.

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In 2014, Ukraine imported 178 mln kWh of electricity from Russia, including in December - 93.2 mln kWh. In January-September 2015, Ukraine imported 1.951 bln kWh of electricity from Russia, including in September - 10.6 mln kWh.

Ukrenerho operates Ukraine's bulk and interstate power lines and supervises country's national electricity grid. It is a state-owned company and is controlled by the Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Ministry.

 
 
 
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