Putin decorates commandoes for two-day face-to-face clash with militants in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 18:31
Experts say rising military spending to push Europe to reconsider NATO’s roleRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 17:56
Poll shows 25% of Russians expect headway in ties with France during Macron’s presidencySociety & Culture May 24, 17:33
Former Finnish PM points to signs of improvement in Russia-West relationsWorld May 24, 17:20
Russia's legendary Su-27 fighter marks 40 years since its first flightMilitary & Defense May 24, 17:19
Russian lawmaker comments on US decision to end military subsidies to UkraineRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 16:30
Nine Russian missile regiments rearmed with advanced ICBM systemsMilitary & Defense May 24, 16:01
Perm session completes cycle of regional offsite events in run-up to SPIEF 2017Press Releases May 24, 15:38
Ka-52 helicopters to have advanced weapon targeting systemMilitary & Defense May 24, 15:09
SIMFEROPOL, November 29. /TASS/. The so-called ‘energy bridge" from Russia’s southern Krasnodar Territory to Crimea that has been cut off electricity supplies from Ukraine will be commissioned before December 20, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Sunday.
"We have a deadline on December 20. We are doing our best to commission it earlier than that date. I would not now say when exactly. If we succeed, we will do it earlier and you will know then," he said after a meeting at the Crimean government.
Crimea’s energy specialists finished preparations of the infrastructure for the launch of the electricity supplies lines to Crimea from the Krasnodar Territory on November 28. The so-called ‘energy bridge’ will run across the bottom of the Kerch Strait. When it is commissioned, Crimea’s energy system will be independent from Ukraine.
Electricity supplies to Crimea were stopped overnight to November 22 after unidentified people blew up transmission towers at the electricity lines running from Ukraine. Crimea’s energy system is currently functioning in an isolated regime with periodical rolling outages. Social facilities have been switched to autonomous energy sources.