Crimea suffers total power blackout after power station shuts down

Crimea suffers total power blackout after power station shuts down

MOSCOW - Reuters
Crimea suffers total power blackout after power station shuts down

Crimea suffered a total power blackout on June 13 after an incident at a Russian power station, the local government and the Russian Ministry of Energy said.

Sergei Aksyonov, Crimea’s prime minister, said on social media that the power cut had been caused by a surge in electricity at a power station in Taman in southern Russia which had triggered an automatic shutdown.

He said power would be restored within three hours.

Russia supplies some power to Crimea, which it annexed from Ukraine in 2014, via a cable which runs beneath the Kerch Strait.

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