WATER WILL FLOW TO THE CRIMEA FROM MAINLAND UKRAINE AFTER DE-OCCUPATION OF THE PENINSULA
Dnieper fresh water will flow to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea through the North Crimean Canal only after Ukrainian Peninsula is de-occupied.
Deputy Minister for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine Ihor Yaremenko stated the aforementioned during his visit to Kherson oblast.
“After the Crimean Peninsula is de-occupied, Ukraine will be glad to supply water there,” said Ihor Yaremenko when inspecting the dam on the North Crimean Canal near EECP "Kalanchak".
According to him, scientific studies confirm that there would be more than enough drinking water for the population's needs if this water was not used for Russia's military needs in the Crimea.
“The Russians have seriously militarized the Peninsula, saturating it with weapons, manpower, building new military facilities on the Peninsula and supplying water primarily to these facilities. They de facto take water from ordinary people, those who reside on temporarily occupied territory, and give it to their own militaristic machine. Of course, the easiest way to explain to people is that it is Ukraine that cut off your water and does not provide it. This is what the aggressor country is manipulating. If the water was not spent for the military needs of the occupants, the civilians had more than enough of it, because the primary cause of the water issue is the Russian aggression and the temporary occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2014,” stressed Ihor Yaremenko.
He noted that before the occupation of the Crimean Peninsula by the Russian Federation, there were no issues with drinking water even in drought conditions.
Ihor Yaremenko stressed that in accordance with international humanitarian law, Russia, as a country, which occupied the Ukrainian Peninsula, should be responsible for improper water supply to people, who reside in the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Yaremenko's video interview on this matter for Suspilne UA: Kherson here.
During his visit, the Deputy Minister for Reintegration of TOT of Ukraine also visited the regime and service zones EECP "Kalanchak" and EECP "Chaplynka" and got acquainted with the work of the Center for the Provision of Administrative Services at EECP "Kalanchak" and EECP "Chaplynka". In addition, Ihor Yaremenko together with the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Anton Korynevych and Deputy Chairman of the Kherson Regional State Administration Vadym Chaban held a working meeting with representatives of the public sector, which deals with issues of assistance to residents of the temporarily occupied Crimea and IDPs.