MPs require termination of contract for electricity supply to occupied Crimea

People's Front and Poroshenko Bloc MPs Heorhii Lohvynskyi and Mustafa Dzhemilev require terminating the contract for the supply of electricity in the occupied Crimea, which was lobbied by oligarch Grigorishin.

They stated this today at a press conference in UNIAN, Censor.NET reports.

The MPs noted the contract for the supply of electricity to Crimea, signed Dec. 29, 2014 between Ukrinterenerho, Krymenerho, and Russia's Inter RAO, actually legitimizes the occupation authorities in the peninsula and the so-called "Crimean Federal District."

"Imagine that during the Second World War, some Soviet minister would offer supplying the Nazis in the occupied territory with groceries and electricity because our citizens stay there. Imagine how he would end!" Mustafa Dzhemilev said.

In turn, Heorhii Lohvynskyi noted that Krymenerho, in effect, has been annexed, with its property having been seized and its director Viktor Plakyda being under criminal proceedings, and "any contracts or cooperation are out of question."

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"We have information that this criminal contract was lobbied by people close to Russian oligarch Konstantin Grigorishin, who has been active in Ukraine and is the owner of many energy assets. Moreover, a month ago, he confirmed in an interview with Ukrainska Pravda he had directly participated in the signing of this contract" the People's Front deputy said.

According to the deputies, by the results of an official investigation of the Cabinet of Ministers, only in January this year, the contract caused losses to the State budget totaling approximately UAH 100 mln (about $4,18 mln) due to the supply of electricity at evidently reduced prices.

Lohvynskyi noted that the contract was originally incorporated with norms disadvantageous for Ukraine, in particular, it falls under the jurisdiction of Russia's arbitration court.

"That is, if Ukraine wants to challenge some contract's clauses, it should stick to the Russian laws and go to the Russian court," he stressed.
Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n361470