Russia’s President has flipped the switch to open the last of four electricity lines to Crimeaaimed at allowing the peninsula to end its reliance on Ukrainian power, the Associated Press reports.


The line from the Russian mainland that Vladimir Putininaugurated on Wednesday, May 11 brings Russia’s electricity supply to Crimea to 800 megawatts a day.


Russia’s Crimean “energy bridge,” including four undersea cables, cost 47 billion rubles ($725 million), the state news agency TASS reported.




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