Two powerful diesel generator units have been delivered to Simferopol. The ‘gift’ was handed over by St. Petersburg authorities and residents of the northern capital of Russia, press service of Simferopol City Administration reports. 

“Having additional self-generated power supplies the Simferopol City Administration will be able to use them for operational purposes, for needs of social sector of urban district,” says the statement. 

As it was reported earlier, the electricity supply to Crimea from mainland Ukraine was cut off after transmission towers were blown up on November 22, 2015. A state of emergency was declared in the peninsular. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived to Crimea to take part in the ceremony of launching the first line of the energy bridge from Kuban to the Crimean peninsula.