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 Major Crimean cities blacked out: candles, generators in demand

After a sudden blackout occurred across Crimea on May 20, residents of the peninsula once again rushed to buy candles, lights, and generators.

As residents of Simferopol told Krym.Realii, a light buzz can be felt in the city. People, having fresh memories of the last year's blackout, rushed to stores, Censor.NET reports.

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The blackout lasted for almost an hour. Simferopol, Sevastopol, Yevpatoriia, Yalta, Alushta, Krasnoperekopsk, Kerch experienced partial loss of electricity. The occupation "government" in Sevastopol reported they were unaware of the reasons behind the blackout, adding the incident might be due to a malfunction in neighboring Russia, which supplies electricity to Crimea via a power bridge.

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said later that the failures in energy supply to annexed Crimea on May 20 were caused by the loss of slightly more than 500 mW of power from the energy system of the peninsula. Minister of Fuel and Energy of Crimea's occupation "government" Svetlana Borodulina said "an extraordinary situation occurred, the emergency control system of Simferopolska Tsentralna substation triggered."

The residents of the peninsula confirm that the supply of electricity has been restored. However, it remains unstable, there are problems with telephone and Internet connection.

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