Ukraine Suspends Crimean Power Repairs Amid Spat With Russia

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  • Grid operator says protesters demanded work be halted
  • Electricity dispute has worsened tensions with Russia

Crimea declared a state of emergency on November 22, 2015 after its main electricity lines from Ukraine were blown up, leaving the Russian-annexed peninsula in darkness.

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Ukraine suspended repairs of sabotaged power lines that have left much of Crimea, annexed by Russia, with no electricity and heightened tensions between the two neighbors.

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