In an interview aired by 112 Ukraina, Lenur Islyamov, a coordinator of Crimea blockade, said that a meeting between Mejlis leaders and their Western partners resulted in a deal being reached whereby the former agreed to resume power supplies en route Kakhovka-Titan without their demands, such as releasing political prisoners in Crimea in exchange for resuming power supplies, being met. According to Islyamov, the decision was made due to the pressure applied both by the Ukrainian authorities and Western partners.
“By putting in place an energy blockade, we proved that we can orchestrate a small Armageddon for the Crimean authorities. We also showed how badly Crimea depends on mainland Ukraine. However, we can’t afford to lose partners and friends in Kiev. In fact, we find ourselves caught between the devil and the deep blue sea. It looks like we are all alone in this struggle because Ukraine is not giving us any support,” said Islyamov.
According to Islyamov, the Mejlis is now working hard to raise a naval blockade of Crimea
It is also reported that Refat Chubarov submitted a draft law to the Ukrainian Parliament providing for cessation of power supplies to Crimea.