December 3, 2014 6:34 AM EST

The Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk announced Wednesday that an accident had taken place at the Zaporizhye nuclear power plant (NPP) in South-East Ukraine.

“I know that an accident has occurred at the Zaporizhye NPP,” Yatseniuk said, asking new energy minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn to make clear when the problem would be resolved and what steps would be taken to restore normal power supply across Ukraine.

As a result of the accident, homes in South-East Ukraine and Crimea were experiencing power cuts.


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