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Crimean Crisis heats up again

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11/29/2015 11:16:04 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
About 1 week ago several power pylons in Ukraine which supply around 70% of Crimea's electricity exploded. As a result, Crimea only has about 30% as much power as it normally does. The Ukrainian government has sent people to repair the pylons, but the repair crews have been blocked by Crimean Tatar activists.
It has been reported that at least some of the pylons have been restored but so far no power has been restored to Crimea.
Moreover, the Ukrainian government has ordered a blockade of the Crimean Peninsula so that goods may not flow to and fro between Ukraine and Crimea.

Crimea has been occupied by Russian troops since March 2014; the Ukrainian Government considers Crimea to be a "temporarily occupied territory".
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11/29/2015 11:28:25 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Answering to Russia is far above the Ukrainian government's pay-grade. Time to give it up.
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11/29/2015 11:28:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
The Tatars are digging their own grave too. Perhaps literally.
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And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear - that I'm not here."

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12/2/2015 5:09:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Update: Crimean activists have stated their plans to fully isolate the Crimean Peninsula by blocking Kerch Ferry, which is the primary Russian route by sea to Crimea.
Russian officials have said that a "power bridge" to Crimea, which will restore full power to the peninsula, will be completed by December 20.
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