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Energy Blockade Of Crimea Started- Activists

12.10 10:10

This is reported by the publication “Crimea. Realities“, referring to the deputy chief of staff of the civil initiative on the Crimean blockade Izet Hdanov.

“Goods can not be delivered to the invaders. And electricity is also a product. According to the UN rules, occupiers must provide the occupied territory with all the necessary things. We, from our side, will work to release it from occupatiom,”- said in comments to Krym.Realii Hdanov.

According to him, recently near the damaged transmission tower in Kherson region there were observed about a hundred participants of the blockade, including, local residents. Because of this, energy workers, according to safety rules, could not continue the repair work, since at the facility were strangers.

Hdanov said that by their decision on October 11, electricity workers switched off and disabled this transmission tower.

Hdanov noted that, apart from this line, three others continue to supply electricity to the territory of the Crimean Peninsula.

As you know, on the night of October 6 near the village Chonhar in the Kherson region there was damaged concrete high-voltage electrical line Dzhankoy – Melitopol. Police opened a criminal case on this fact under Article 194-1, p. 2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine titled “Intentional damage to energy facilities.”

For your information, on September 20 Crimean Tatar activists have began an indefinite action to block freight transport that goes to Crimea with products and goods from the Kherson region. The leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev said that the aim of the blockade was to draw attention to the numerous violations of human rights in Crimea.

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