Ukraine to end electricity imports from Russia

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

KIEV, November 4 (RIA Novosti) - Ukraine will stop importing electricity from Russia on December 1, the country's Fuel and Energy Ministry said on Tuesday.

Ukraine began importing electricity from Russia on September 15 due to a shortage of coal and unscheduled repairs to the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant.

From September 15 to November 1, Ukraine imported 637 million kW/h from Russia.

"Import volumes have considerably decreased," a ministry spokesperson said. "A decision has been taken to gradually decrease volumes to a minimum level and finish up at zero on December 1."

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