The construction of the dike in the Kherson region at the 107th km of the North Crimean Canal is finished by 80%. It is enough to prevent the flow of Dnipro water to the temporarily occupied territory of the peninsula as Interfax-Ukraine reported citing Permanent Representative of Ukraine’s President in Crimea Anton Korinevych.
“The permanent dike at the 107th km is ready by 80%. It is not constructed by 20% as we do not have proper budget financing…As of now, the 80% of the permanent dike is enough to prevent the flow of water to Crimea. If something happens to the dike at 91st km, the dike at 107th km will do its work,” Korinevych said.
According to him, the employees of Ukraine’s President Representative’s Office in Crimea are constantly in touch with the leadership of the North Crimean Canal.
“Nothing is broke; the water does not come to Crimea,” he added.
Korinevych also noted that the supply of Dnipro water to the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and Sevastopol will become possible only after complete deoccupation of the peninsula. It is recorded in the Strategy of deoccupation and reintegration of the region.
As we reported, the amount of water has reduced in the reservoirs of annexed Crimea. The total reserves of water in the reservoirs made 79.24 million cubic meters as of the beginning of summer and it by 6.531 million cubic meters less than a month ago and by 5.92 million cubic meters less than a year ago.