People barely believe in statements by the Ukrainian power companies that electricity will be on in a few days. Citizens are squirreling food supplies, candles, power units, and fuel.
Internet is on in Simferopol's downtown only.
Due to the blackout, foods have started to spoil in stores. The problem is that food supplies have been disrupted, for nothing is imported from the mainland Ukraine, and Russia is not able to reach Crimea through Kerch due to bad weather. Earlier, there were some hopes for Turkey, but yesterday all the contacts with them were halted.
The largest plants of the peninsula have stopped operating. It will definitely cause a shortage in the budget.
Elevators are off in all high-rise buildings to prevent getting stuck.
In Sevastopol, the blogger reports, the situation is much worse: power is supplied for two of every eight hours, Internet is operating poorly. Lines are seen at gas stations. Prices for fuel have been going up. Candles are two and a half times more expensive than they used to be. Accidents at power stations have become more common due to high burden at moments of turning on.
Trolleybuses are not operating in the city of Sevastopol.
Trolleybuses have been replaced with small buses (above).
In Simferopol, some types of fuel are no longer available. Lines are long. Some of the gas stations have limited sales per customer.
Traffic lights are off, except for the downtown.
The building of the Council of Ministers is lit 24/7, being a strategic site.
The most valuable thing in Crimea at the moment is a power unit. Having one is a great luck, but it also needs fuel for operating.
The nights in Crimea are very dark.
Central station is supplied with electricity in full.
A bus stop.
People eat and go shopping with candles.