(QHA) -

Over 600,000 citizens of Crimea and city of Sevastopol are left without electricity Dec 26, according to Energy Ministry of Russia.

"As of 8:00 p.m. Moscow time, the following data is available: about 493,000 people are left without power in Crimea, about 115,000 people in the city of Sevastopol, the total being 608,000 people, 300 MW," the official website of the ministry reads.
The Energy Ministry noted that the situation is under special control. The regional main office on securing the power supply is working 24/7.

As reported earlier, on Dec. 24 Crimea was left without electricity in full, but later the supplies from Ukraine renewed.

Ukraine is confronting an energy crisis as supplies of coal from the belligerent Donetsk and Luhansk regions have been disrupted by the conflict there, and rolling blackouts in Ukrainian regions and in Crimea have occurred on several occasions.