the Cost of water, which Ukraine could supply to Crimea via the North Crimean channel, should be acceptable, says the Vice-speaker of the Crimean Parliament Oedipus Gafarov. “To blackmail this issue of Crimeans nobody will,” the politician said, quoted by RIA Novosti.
Gafarov noted that the Crimean authorities had not received any formal proposals from the Ukrainian side on this matter, negotiations are not conducted. Therefore, he suggested, is another talk which is not followed by real action. “The supply of water to Crimea should be preceded by an agreement on price,” — said the Deputy speaker.
He reminded that Ukraine had offered to sell water in the Crimea in 2014, however, stated then the price did the water gold. On the other hand, continued Gafarov, in Crimea there are no problems with drinking water supplies. Additional water would be useful only for agriculture.
Earlier, the head of the budget Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Yuriy Aristov reported that Kiev is considering the idea to sell water in the Crimea, delivering her from the Dnieper through the North-Crimean channel, and earn a profit.
a Member of the Federation Council Vladimir dzhabarov believes the idea is sound. In his opinion, the supply of water to Crimea would allow Kiev to not only make money but also to improve bilateral contacts. However, his colleague Sergei Tsekov stressed that Russia does not intend to buy water at any price, although it would be right “to have something guaranteed from the point of view of water supply”.
the Other Vice-speaker of the Crimean Parliament Vladimir Bobkov expressed the view that Kiev is not ready to resume the supply of the Crimea, the question arises whether this water by the Crimeans. And state Duma Deputy Mikhail Sheremet said that the resumption of water supply will become a test of political maturity for the Ukrainian authorities. However, he noted that official complaints on this issue in Russia is not reported.