Crimea electricity deliveries at centre of Russian spy case

MOSCOW: A Russian official has been arrested on suspicion of passing information to NATO member Romania about energy deliveries to Moscow-annexed Crimea, Russian media reported Monday. Russia has had difficulty supplying electricity to the Crimean peninsula, which was almost wholly dependent on electricity from Ukraine at the time of Moscow’s annexation in 2014.

Karina Tsurkan, a board member of Russian energy company Inter RAO who has dual Russian and Romanian citizenship, was arrested on June 15, according to local news agencies.

Published in Business Recorder, 26th June, 2018