People’s Deputy of the Servant of People party Lyudmila Buimister said that despite the Verkhovna Rada’s ban on the import of electricity from Russia through Belarus, supplies were resumed on May 5.
“Today, May 5, Ukraine again resumed importing electricity from Belarus. This is despite the decision of the parliament, despite the forecast balance approved by the Ministry of Energy and despite a dozen blocks of Ukrainian thermal power plants and thermal power plants, which are forced to be in reserve”, -Buimister wrote on her Facebook page.
According to her, the payment for the import of electricity will be at least 1 million hryvnia. Since the beginning of the year, Kiev has paid more than UAH 950 million for the import of Russian electricity through Belarus.
Recall that on April 15, the Verkhovna Rada approved a bill on the import of electricity from Russia and Belarus, giving the National Commission for Regulation in the Spheres of Energy and Utilities (NEURCU) powers to restrict access to interstate intersections.
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“Almost three weeks have passed since the Verkhovna Rada voted to grant the NEURC the authority to prohibit imports, but the regulator, mired in corruption scandals, did not even begin preparations for the ban on supplies”, – concluded the People’s Deputy.