This was reported by the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev at a rally in support of the Crimean blockade participants held Nov 21 outside the Presidential Administration. Following the rally, Mustafa Dzhemilev and Refat Chubarov met President Poroshenko.

- The situation is very serious. Due to the threats to stop the electricity supply Russia has already halted the anthracite supplies. This means seven power plants in Ukraine will be paralyzed. We all need to take this into account, said Mustafa Dzhemilev.

Electricity supplies to the Russia-occupied Crimea have been limited as of Friday, Nov 20 since two transmission power lines were blown up in the Kherson region.

In Ukraine, 7 power plants out of 154 are anthracite-fueled. The supply of the anthracite coal is getting more complicated due to the situation in the Eastern Ukraine.