In an interview with RIA Krym, Sevastopol Governor Sergey Menyailo jokingly suggested that saboteurs be used to supply Crimea with electricity.

“It’s like a character in a well-known Soviet-era cartoon said: ‘We don’t want your daughter – either with or without dowry’. The only way is to send saboteurs who will infiltrate Crimea, grab the cable, plug it into out power grid and shoot Russian electricians so they don’t plug it out. However, that is highly unlikely,” said Menyailo.

Menyailo emphasized that residents of apartment buildings in Sevastopol have experienced no prolonged power outages despite subzero temperatures.

“We have our own generators and we are doing our best to ensure that people live in comfort,” said Menyailo.