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 New Year’s blackout in occupied Sevastopol: idle trolleybuses and streetlights planned to be switched off after 10 p.m.

The trolleybuses stand idle in the occupied Sevastopol as of Thursday, Dec. 31 due to the lack of energy supplies.

The urban electric transport was replaced by buses, Censor.NET informs citing Krym.Realii.

The emergency response HQ established in the city has acknowledged that the "blackout continues". The decision to switch off streetlights after 10 p.m. has been taken. At the same time, the New Year's decorative illumination has not been disabled.

The schedule of temporary power cutoffs has been published on the website of the Russian government in Sevastopol. According to the correspondent of Krym.Realii, the schedule is being broken but "for the better" - the energy is supplied during longer periods.

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It was reported earlier that the energy has been supplied in Sevastopol over three hours after each three hours of blackout since the night. It was also reported that the trolleybuses would operate from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. local time.

The Crimean "authorities" reported suspension of energy supplies to the peninsula through the Kakhovka - Tytan power transmission line Wednesday evening (Dec. 30).

In the morning of Dec. 31, Ukrenerho reported that the tower of the Kakhovka - Tytan power transmission line has fallen on the ground. The causes and nature of damage inflicted to the tower were unknown.

Read more: Tower of Kakhovka-Tytan power transmission line collapsed yesterday cutting off power supply to Russian-occupied Crimea, - Ukrenerho

The Russian head of Crimea Sergey Aksenov assured that the residential houses in Crimea will be provided with electricity on New Year's Eve but urged the residents of Crimea to save energy.

Crimea is now supplied by the domestically generated energy, electrical generating units delivered from Russia and through the energy bridge from the Russian Kuban.

It should be reminded that Crimea has been annexed by Russia since early 2014.
 
 
 
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