Zelensky’s representative opens up on issue of water supply to Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Anton Korynevych, these are very significant levers of influence and pressure on the Russian Federation
14:49, 26 August 2020

The Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in the Crimea Anton Korynevych
UATV channel

The Representative Office of Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea stated that Ukraine should not decide on the possibility of resuming water supply to the peninsula. Zelensky's Permanent Representative in Crimea Anton Korynevych talked about it on the air of the Ukraine 24 TV channel.

At the same time, Korolevych noted that the occupying state could not resolve this issue on its own.

"We can not supply water to Crimea before it is deoccupied. These are very significant levers of influence and pressure on the occupying state," Korynevych said.

Related: Two water reservoirs of annexed Crimea may be on verge of drying out in fall

The president's representative in Crimea also added that the issue of restoring water supply to Crimea would be raised when Russia left the peninsula.

As we reported earlier, the head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas Leonid Kravchuk stated that Ukraine might resume water supply to Crimea if the peninsula faced a humanitarian catastrophe.

"If there is a humanitarian catastrophe that is related to water, we can give it to people," Kravchuk said.

Related: Unprecedented drought in Crimea: Can the Russian-occupied peninsula solve its water problems without Ukraine?

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