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KIEV, January 20. /TASS/. Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has demanded explanation from the Minister of Energy and Coalmines, Volodymyr Demchishin, why an agreement the state power utility enterprise Ukrinterenergo has signed with the Russian company Inter RAO recognizes Crimea as a part of Russia, the Levy Bereg news portal says quoting a copy of Yatsenyuk’s instructive letter.
In part, it quotes a contract denoting Crimea as "the Crimean Federal District of the Russian Federation". In Yatsenyuk’s opinion, the fact can be interpreted as recognition of Russia’s sovereignty over the Crimean Peninsula by Ukraine, the report indicates.
Ukrinterenergo and Inter RAO signed a twelve-month contract for supplies of electricity to Russia at the end of 2014. It took effect as of December 30, 2014, and envisions a regular schedule of power transmissions to the peninsula in the amount of up to 1,500 MW.
Crimea, formerly an autonomous region of Ukraine, reunited with Russia after an interval of 60 years in March 2014 on the basis of a referendum where its population had a landslide of vote in favor of “going back home", as the local residents would put it.