Ukraine ready to provide Crimea with water in case of humanitarian catastrophe, - PM

Source : 112 Ukraine

The water supplies to Crimea were cut off back in 2014
18:50, 7 August 2020

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal
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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."

Related: Scientists discover large reserves of fresh water in occupied Crimea

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.

Related: Ukraine at risk of water shortage, - official

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