The Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar Зeople Refat Chubarov commented on the statement by a Crimean “Prosecutor" Natalia Poklonskaya accusing him of organizing the Crimean power blockade.

- It would be strange if Russian occupants have decided to award me the Order.... But even in this "case" Putin must be an accomplice since he refused the Ukrainian power that might be supplied to the "Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Ukraine), temporarily occupied by Russian Federation "...Do you remember pseudo-questioning of the Crimean residents allegedly carried out in December 31, 2015 - January 1, 2016 ...? Chubarov wrote on Facebook.

Yesterday, 29 July, the so-called Crimean Prosecutor Natalia Polonskaya reported that the Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov will be charged with "organizing the energy blockade of the peninsula."

According to Poklonskaya, for the time being the inculpatory evidence against Chubarov is being collected.

November, 21 2015 the residents of the annexed Crimea have been cut off power due to the blowing up of the transmission towers in Kherson region. An emergency state was introduced on the entire peninsula, as well as the schedules of emergency outages.

The emergency state was lifted on May, 18 in Crimea and on May, 25 in the city of Sevastopol.