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SIMFEROPOL, March 15, 18:15 /ITAR-TASS/. Crimea (autonomy within Ukraine) has created a month’s worth of water reserves and is installing diesel generators in case the Ukrainian authorities cut off electricity supplies to the peninsula, its Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov said on Saturday, March 15.
“There are about 900 diesel generators in the autonomy. With the consumption of 300 to 500 tonnes of diesel fuel a day, we can have enough mobile generators to cover the entire peninsula,” he said.
He admitted, though, that “there may be some problems with electricity supplies for two or three days [if Ukraine cuts off electricity to Crimea], but we have all the sites ready, equipment is here and is being installed,” the prime minister said.
He expressed hope that “common sense will prevail among the Ukrainian authorities.”
Aksyonov also said that Crimea had desalination plants. “And we also have water reserves to last for a month or a month and a half. This time will allow us to solve certain issues,” he said.