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Ukraine obliges banks to prepare for blackout

National Bank of Ukraine

National Bank of Ukraine

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The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has provided scenarios for a complete shutdown of energy supply to Ukrainian settlements and the consequences of a blackout for the national banking system. Ukrainian media write about this, which on Friday, November 11, quotes RIA News.

According to the NBU circular, options are being considered in which a stable supply of cities and regions of Ukraine with electric energy is not guaranteed for a period of several days to a month.

The Ukrainian financial regulator ordered 14 systemically important banks in the country to acquire backup sources of electricity, including diesel power plants, as well as purchase the necessary amount of fuel for such installations.

This should be enough to ensure the activity of data processing centers for at least seven days. At the same time, banks, according to the instructions of the NBU, are obliged to take care of the constant replenishment of stocks.

Earlier, the Ukrainian energy holding DTEK did not rule out the possibility of a complete shutdown of electricity in Kyiv and the Kyiv region in the event that the Russian military inflicts new strikes on the energy infrastructure. According to experts, the question is how long it will take to restoration of power supply in case of blackout.

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