Monday, March 20, 2017
One of the root causes of the current crisis in Ukraine is the state of the local energy sector. The situation has grown tougher because radical politicians have blockaded delivery of coal from the Donbass region (the unrecognized People’s Republic of Donetsk) to the rest of the country. This campaign might lead to large-scale power cuts throughout the country, because current coal stocks cannot cover the needs of power plants. A state of emergency has already been declared once over energy shortages and it might happen again.