Get Full Access:
Save 44% Now
Trusted by over 50,000 readers

Russia, Ukraine Downplay Energy Standoff

Nov. 30, 2015 After power was cut off in Russian-controlled Crimea, the Kremlin suspended coal shipments to Ukraine, but both countries have downplayed the dispute.

An energy crisis is growing in Ukraine and Russian-controlled Crimea, but both sides are suspiciously nonchalant. Much of Crimea lacks electricity, as a power cut enters its second week. Meanwhile, following the suspension of coal shipments from Russia and rebel-controlled territories, Ukraine only has enough coal to meet energy demand for 45-50 days, raising the specter of shortages during the winter. Ukraine generally imports anthracite coal, found in eastern Ukraine and countries such as Russia, South Africa and Australia. If this supply doe...

Get Full Access Today

This content is fully viewable by paid subscribers.

See Pricing Options Paid Subscriber Login

    Please leave this field empty.

Please leave this field empty.

We value your thoughts and opinions. If you have a comment on this article, drop us a note in the window above. Your comments will not be published and will only be shared with our team of analysts.

Related Articles on Russia

Geopolitical Futures tells you what matters and what doesn’t.

People say you can’t predict geopolitics.

We have.

Subscribe Now
Learn More About Site Licenses