A commission, headed by Anatoly Kopsov, deputy chairman of the Board of the Unified Energy Systems of Russia, the country’s electricity monopoly, arrived today in Russia’s far-eastern Primorye Territory where electricity blackouts reached 10-16 hours a day. Earlier, members of the commission had visited Khabarovsk (capital of the Far-Eastern Federal District). In the Primorye Territory, the commission immediately went to the city of Luchegorsk where the territory’s biggest electric power station was located. Frequent disruptions in its operation are blamed on poor preparation for the winter and the lack of fuel.
The Federation Council may gather for the meeting on October 4 to consider new laws on the accession of new territories to Russia after the referenda