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...
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