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PERM, November 24. /TASS/. Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich supports the initiative of Energy Minister Alexander Novak on retaliation measures in response to the energy blockade of the Crimea.
Talking to reporters on Tuesday, Dvorkovic said: "I support it."
Earlier on Tuesday, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said he did not rule out that Russia could consider response measures against Ukraine in connection with the electricity blackout of Crimea.
"Now I do not have the answer to this question, I think we will consider this question in the short term," Novak told journalists, answering the question, whether Russia considers possibility of introducing retaliatory measures against Ukraine, for example, by limiting the coal supply.
Crimea was left without electricity supplies from Ukraine on the eve of the night. According to information from Kiev, began to cause explosions in the Ukraine power lines, leading to the peninsula.
Ukraine cut off its energy supplies to Crimea on the night to November 22. Reports coming from Kiev said the support of power transmission lines leading to Crimea had been blown up, causing electricity blackout on the peninsula. The Crimean authorities have declared the state of emergency.