Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba announced the intentions of the Ukrainian authorities to block the construction of water desalination plants in Crimea. This was discussed during Kuleba's interview to the Ukraine 24 TV channel, RBC Ukraine reports.
"There was a statement by the illegal occupation "authorities" of Crimea about attracting a large international company to implement water desalination technology. We will definitely find this company and will interfere with the implementation of this project," Kuleba stressed.
Earlier it became known that reservoirs in Crimea were shallow as a result of drought. So, in Simferopol, in Bakhchysarai, and Simferopol regions, severe restrictions on water consumption were introduced.
In Crimea, annexed by Russia, five rivers, supplying fresh water to reservoirs for drinking water on the peninsula, dried up as a whole. We are talking about the rivers Kacha, Alma, Chernaya, Belbek, Tonas, which were dehydrated due to low rainfall over the past three months.
Ukraine provided up to 85% of Crimea's needs for freshwater through the North Crimean Canal, which connects the main channel of the Dnipro with the peninsula. After the annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014, the supply of water to Crimea was stopped.