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Ukraine to restore water supply to Crimea after full de-occupation, - MFA

Source : 112 Ukraine

Providing the population with drinking water is part of the obligations of the occupying country
16:05, 15 September 2020

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine noted that the supply of water from mainland Ukraine to Crimea will be resumed only after the complete de-occupation of the peninsula takes place. This is stated in a comment on the ministry's website.

"We ascertain the fact that under the pretext of 'humanitarian need' the Russian occupation authorities do not have enough water for the accelerated development of military facilities and enterprises of the military-industrial complex in Crimea. It is also obvious that the need for water resources is growing - rapid population growth within the framework of a purposeful policy of changing Crimea's demographic composition," the statement reads.

Related: Five rivers providing fresh water dry out in annexed Crimea

The ministry also noted that the actions of the occupying power should be considered as a war crime.

As we reported earlier, authorities of occupied Crimea controlled by Russia intend to artificially increase the precipitations on the peninsula.

The tender for the holding of the experimental works was announced on August 4, 2020. The sum of the contract is 25.4 million rubles (339,217 dollars).

Related: Crimean authorities initiate most severe stage of water supply restrictions

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