Ukraine is not able to pump water to the Ukrainians in Crimea to return Peninsula in the Ukraine, said Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmyhal.
“the Position remains unchanged: we would like to supply water to our citizens, but cannot and do not have the technical ability to do this until the de-occupation of the Peninsula and return it to Ukraine”, – wrote Smigel on his page on Facebook.
He noted that the government is seeking to help the Ukrainians who live in Crimea. “We want them to feel that we care about them,” he said.
on Thursday Evening Smigel in the program “Right to rule” stated that “the question of water supply to occupied Crimea – it is not a question of trading with the occupier, it is not a question of any business is the question of humanitarian responsibility to the people who live in the Crimea.” “Failure to water will lead to a humanitarian catastrophe… We don’t shut off the water to the Ukrainians… We can not give water to the Ukrainians,” he said, later adding that his words were taken out of context.
Deputy permanent representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (ARC) Tamil taseva said in Facebook that no decision on the water supply of the Crimea at the moment no, but if it is renewed, she will resign along with the entire team.”Sure, the new Prime Minister is not yet in the context of the Crimea. We will for its part brevity all the government regarding the Crimean issues, particularly water. (…) The position representation of the President of Ukraine in Crimea has not changed – we believe that state-invader (Russia) is solely responsible for the citizens of Ukraine living on the Peninsula. And no water in the Crimea until the full de-occupation of the Peninsula from the enemy,” – said Tasev. Chapter Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksenov also said that the Ukrainian side uses the issue of water supply for blackmail. “I think that further conversations business as usual I will not go, and no water they the Crimea will not. We proceed exactly from this option in the development and implementation of plans in the water sector. Another confirmation – the position of the new Prime Minister of Ukraine, who at first seems to be hinted about the possibility of water flow, but immediately gave the “reverse”, – wrote Aksenov in Facebook.
At the same time, in his opinion, from the point of view of common sense the flow of water through the North Crimean canal should be renewed, because “there is waterlogging in the Kherson and Mykolaiv regions.” “It is obvious that the Ukrainian side considers this question solely as an instrument of blackmail. It is absolutely immoral and disastrous position, in fact, the position of the terrorist who imagines that he can take the Crimean people hostage and dictate terms. Unfortunately, the power in the neighboring country is changing, and approaches – not” – said the head of the Crimea.
To the annexation of Crimea to Russia, about 85% of the needs of local residents in fresh water was provided by the North Crimean canal, extending from the Dnieper river. After a referendum in Ukraine have blocked it. In the Kremlin recently stated that Crimea cannot be the subject of any exchanges, and if you have suggestions on additional water supply of the Peninsula, they can be considered. “As for the Crimea is a Russian region and, of course, within the framework of existing development programmes is further ensured water supply in the region. If you have any proposals for additional water supply on a commercial or other basis, they can be considered”, – said on 12 February, press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
Meanwhile, recently it was reported that in the Crimea became shallow reservoir: the level of filling is almost twice lower than last year. “The total stock of water in reservoirs the natural flow as of 08:00 Moscow time on 29 February 2020 was of 99.94 million cubic meters, which is of 84.65 million cubic meters less than the early spring of 2019”, – stated in the message on the website of the Crimean meteorologist.
For several years, serious problems were averted only because 2014-17 was for Crimea to be surprisingly deep. 18-the year was dry, which only yield losses estimated at 400 million rubles.
To solve the problem of water supply , which is discussed at the highest level in 2014, the budget was allocated large amounts of money. Within two years, the Crimean authorities were engaged in drilling artesian wells. About this job pathetically told by the state propaganda. But in the end all turned to shame. In early November, 2019 it was reported that the Crimean people coming to wells, forced to drink water from puddles and draw it in buckets. To somehow alleviate the problems, the farmers of the Peninsula switched to growing less water-holding capacity of crops.