Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal admits the possibility of supplying the annexed Crimea with fresh water from the Ukraine's mainland if the peninsula faces a humanitarian catastrophe. He said this in an interview with Radio Svoboda.
"If it is necessary to provide people with water, if there is a humanitarian catastrophe, Ukraine, of course, will provide Ukrainian citizens in Crimea or elsewhere with water and everything they need: medicine, food, and so on," Shmygal said.
He noted that Ukraine would not supply water "to the occupiers, the occupying forces, for the needs of military bases."
It is worth mentioning that Ukraine provided up to 85% of Crimea's fresh water needs through the North Crimean Canal.
As we reported earlier, in the occupied Crimea, the middle part of the Bilogorsk water reservoir dried up, and the neighboring Taigan reservoir might face the same fate this fall.
According to local residents, such a low water level at this time of year has never been observed in their memory.