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RAZDOLNOYE SETTLEMENT /Republic of Crimea/, November 22. /TASS/. Crimea will hardly be able to get compensation from the current Ukrainian authorities for the damage caused by the peninsula’s energy blockade, Crimea’s head, Sergei Aksyonov, told reporters on Tuesday.
"We have serious doubts that we will ever get compensation from the current government… I have no doubt that it will be overthrown, as it does not meet Ukraine’s interests," Aksyonov said.
He was uncertain though about the damage caused by Crimea’s energy blockade. "The legal department together with the prosecutor’s office are counting the damage, I am unaware of details, this is not a goal in itself. We will be locked in litigations with Ukraine for another one hundred years," Aksyonov added.
A total blackout hit Crimea on November 22, 2015. In several acts of sabotage committed in Ukrainian territory explosions damaged high voltage power line pylons. All of the four electric lines went dead as a result. Crimea declared an emergency situation. Things improved somewhat on December 2, when the first cable was laid from mainland Russia’s Krasnodar Territory across the Kerch Strait. A second cable commissioned on December 15 increased the electric lifeline’s capacity to 400 megawatts.