Representative Office of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in Crimea responded to the words of new Prime Minister Denys Shmygal about water supply to annexed peninsula. It is stated that no water supply is possible until complete de-occupation as Deputy Permanent Representative Tamila Tasheva reported on Facebook.
“The position of the representative office of the president of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has not changed. We believe that the state-occupant (Russia) is fully responsible for the citizens of Ukraine living in the peninsula. No water to Crimea until complete de-occupation of the peninsula from the enemy,” Tasheva stated.
Tasheva believes that Shmyhal is out of the context of Crimea and the representative office will inform the government on Crimean issues, particularly, water supply.
“There is no such a decision, from our side, we will inform position about the water and other principal issues on Crimea,” Tasheva noted.
She explained that the discussion about caring for citizens takes place not for the first time. It took place at the beginning of this year and a few years ago.
“There are two reasons: the Russian narrative and absence of the awareness of the situation in Crimea, insufficient knowledge of the international law, analysis of what will happen to our citizens if the water is supplied (more pressure and repressions because Russia’s money will be free to enhance military and law enforcers,” the message said.
Tasheva added that she will resign if the decision is made.
During the talk show Denys Shmygal stated that Ukraine should supply water to Crimea. Otherwise, the humanitarian catastrophe will take place on the peninsula.
Later, he stated that the government of Ukraine cannot supply water to Crimea annexed by Russia until its de-occupation and return to Ukraine. He explained that this thesis was lost during the discussion at the talk show.