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 Repair crews denied access to power lines as Ukrenerho anticipates talks

The Ukrainian energy supplier Ukrenerho claims that Crimea blockade activists do not allow repair crews to get down to mending the damaged lines.

The leadership of Ukrenerho office in the Kherson region is to meet today with the participants of Crimea blockade . This was reported by Ukrenerho press service, Censor.NET informs.

"As of morning Nov. 23, 2015, the Crimea blockade activists continue to prevent Ukrenerho engineers from getting to the damaged lines. The lines are grounded and working conditions for technical staff are secured. The repairers are provided with all necessary materials, machinery and tools. They are staying not far from the site and are ready to immediately get down to the rescue and recovery work, provided the access to facilities is given.

"As a result of negotiations between Ukrenerho acting director Vsevolod Kovalchuk and the leadership of the protesters, a meeting has been arranged between Kherson bulk power system director Ihor Boske and the activists with the aim of resolving the situation. The meeting is scheduled for today," the company said.

Read more: Crimea faces power blackout, - Ukrenerho

"With the occupied Crimea being cut off, there is an excess of some 600 MW of electricity, which led to halting the units at thermal power plants and reducing the load of blocks at two nuclear power plants. The rest of the lines supplying electricity to the south of Ukraine are operating in normal mode," Ukrenerho added.
 
 
 
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