Ukraine cuts power to Crimea

Ukraine cut off the power to Crimea last week, its former peninsula which was absorbed by Russia in March 2014. Ukrainian power company DTEK halted power transmission on Friday 26 December after an order from regulator Ukrenergo, reported the Kyiv Post. In a statement DTEK said the line it disabled is “currently the only line […]

Ukraine wants Russian cash for “stolen” Crimea gas

Ukraine claims Russia has “stolen” 2.2 billion cubic meters of gas after taking Crimea under its wing. It’s the latest blow in a battle over gas supplies sparked by Ukraine’s recent political upheaval. Yesterday the countries’ energy ministers and gas bosses met in Berlin with the EU’s Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger to discuss Russian gas […]

Bulgaria ‘calls off energy meeting with Russia’

Bulgaria has reportedly cancelled a meeting with Russia where the two nations were due to discuss matters related to energy. Reports claim the bilateral meeting was called off as a result of the EU’s decision to impose economic and visa sanctions on Russia for the annexation of Crimea. The Bulgarian Ministry of Economy and Energy […]