The goal of launching the fourth line of the energy bridge to Crimea may be resolved before May 10, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said.
"I think that we will resolve this task before May 10. We will strive for the launch in the first 10 days of May given favorable weather conditions," Kozak told journalists on Thursday when asked about the launch date.
An emergency situation was declared in Crimea on November 22, 2015 after two pylons of a transmission line in southern Ukraine used to supply the peninsula were blown up, resulting in a 30 percent shortfall in electricity supplies (Crimea normally uses 1,350 megawatts).
Russia launched the first and second lines of the Energy Bridge ahead of schedule in December, and beginning in 2016, decided stop transmitting electricity to Crimea through Ukraine. The third line was launched on April 14. The launch of the fourth line will complete the energy bridge.
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