Russian occupants of the Crimea announced the deferred completion of the Simferopol and Sevastopol Thermal Power Plants construction due to "short supply of equipment by a western company", the Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak told the Kremlin-controlled TASS news agency.

He informed that Russia had already signed a contract for the supply of equipment with another company - the United Engine Corporation of Russia.

“The work is under way, it is not stopped, despite the problems with the supply of equipment by the western company, the work continues. The other equipment is being purchased. Yes, there will be a slight delay in terms," the minister said.

Reference: The Russian occupiers are building two thermal power plants in the Crimea - in Simferopol and Sevastopol. The first blocks of both stations were to be put into operation in September 2017.

Earlier the Russian Federation announced plans to install turbines from the German manufacturer Siemens at the thermal power plants being built. However, Siemens denied this information, specifying that their equipment can not be used in the Crimea due to the EU sanctions.

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