Medvedev: Power supplied to Ukraine, Crimea under contract

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said he is surprised by comments of certain Ukrainian officials on electric power supply issues.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said he is surprised by comments of certain Ukrainian officials on electric power supply issues.

"We are sometimes surprised by what Ukrainian colleagues are saying about cooperation with Russia. For instance, in the field of electric power supply. Clearly, this is being done at the Ukrainian request. Clearly, this has been coordinated with Ukraine. Yet some Ukrainian officials do not like the signed agreement," Medvedev wrote on Facebook on Tuesday.

"It [the agreement] looks advantageous but they are still demanding explanations regarding provisions of the agreement that "disagree with the interests of Ukraine"," he wrote.

"So, let me explain two points in simple terms for those who have feeble apprehension. Firstly. Electric power is being supplied to Ukraine and the Crimean Federal District, i.e. Russia, under a contract. This is the way it is. No other way. Secondly. If our Ukrainian partners do not like Russian electric power prices, we can raise them," the Russian premier underlined.

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