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Ukraine Cuts Off Electrical Supplies To Russia

1 July 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Ukraine's national nuclear-power generator today suspended electricity exports to Russia.

Interfax quotes Yefim Vazheevskii, the finance director of Ukraine's Energoatom, as saying the exports were suspended due to an increase in the price at which it buys electricity for export.

The chairman of Ukraine's National Electricity Regulatory Commission, Valeriy Kalchenko, says the commission today decided to almost double the price at which Energoatom buys electricity for export to Russia.

Kalchencko says the decision was made based on calculations provided to the commission by the state enterprise Energomarket, which runs Ukraine's electricity market.