In occupied Crimea, hundreds of employees of Krymtrolleybus enterprise came out to protest, Eskender Bariev, the Mejlis member and coordinator of the Committee for Protection of Crimean Tatars’ Rights, posted on his Facebook page on January 12.
“Today, the employees of Krymtrolleybus came into work to protest over non-payment of their salaries from December 1 to 10, 2015. However, Aleksander M. Shveykus, the company's CEO, denies everything,” Eskender Bariev wrote.
In March 2015, the Krymtrolleybus employees also came on the strike due to non-payment of their salaries.
Earlier, the occupation authorities announced that the Crimean trolleybuses carried twice as little passengers in 2015 as in the same period of 2014, so the enterprise is recognized to be unprofitable.
In November 2015, Sergey Aksyonov, the head of Crimea, said that Krymtrolleybus may stop functioning from November 25 due to man-caused emergency in Crimea because of the increased energy consumption.