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Ukraine to finish dam on North Crimean Canal to prevent water from occupied Crimea, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Anton Korynevych stressed that the position of the channel's representatives and management is unequivocal - no water will be supplied to Crimea before de-occupation
14:28, 18 February 2021
 
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The Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Anton Korynevych stated that Ukraine would complete the dam on the North Crimean Canal so that water does not reach the occupied peninsula. This was reported on Facebook page of the Office of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

"Position of the Representation and Management of the Channel Office is unequivocal - no water for Crimea before de-occupation. There are certain issues related to the need to strengthen buildings that prevent Dnipro water from the temporarily occupied Crimea, and reclamation of the southern regions of Kherson," the presidential representative said.

During a visit to the North Crimean Canal Department in Tavriysk, Korynevych discussed with the head of the department Serhiy Shevchenko the need to complete the dam at 107th kilometer of the canal. According to the official, this structure eliminates the possibility of water entering the temporarily occupied Crimea, and on the other hand - will significantly improve land reclamation measures in the southern regions of Kherson region.

Related: Accident at Zaporizhya thermal power plant: 50,000 locals without electricity, water supply

On January 11, it was reported that the Ayanske reservoir, which provided fresh water to Simferopol residents, had dried up in the occupied Crimea.

Besides, the Chairman of Voda Krym enterprise Volodymyr Bazhenov said that the waters of reservoirs of Crimea in February continue to decrease.

In particular, Simferopol Reservoir from the design capacity on February 8 had only 7% of water reserves, Partyzanske - 14%, Ayanske - 26%.

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