Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba believes that the shortage of drinking water in Crimea is due to the fact that most of it is consumed by Russian military bases and industry that operate on the occupied peninsula. Kuleba stated this on the air of Ukraine 24 channel.
"In fact, there is enough water for the civilian population in Crimea. The water problem arises due to a sharp increase in consumption by military bases and industry. Therefore, everything is very simple: demilitarize Crimea, stop turning it into a nuclear boat, and everything will be fine. This is a well-known fact that in Crimea there were carriers of nuclear weapons (not the nuclear weapons themselves). Now there are other data," said Kuleba.
He stressed that one of the systemic sources of the problem with water is precisely the militarization of Crimea, to which the UN General Assembly also drew attention in its resolution.
In December this year, the UN General Assembly at its 75th session voted for a resolution on the problem of militarization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, as well as the Black and Azov Seas.
The document calls on Russia to withdraw its armed forces from Crimea and to immediately end the temporary occupation of Ukrainian territory.