Crimea’s three years receives water from Ukraine, said the Chairman of the Committee on state building of the state Council of the Republic Yefim Fiks.
“Differently than small pakostnichestvo, I can’t name it. I repeat: we have enough water, reservoir is full, moreover, their water we don’t need. And let them rejoice that they have such a dam,” — said Crimean Deputy (quoted by TASS).
The head of the State Committee on water economy and melioration of the Crimea Igor Weil, in turn, said that Crimea is provided with water by 100%, reports “Interfax”. “We have enough water for the entire holiday season — 100% guaranteed. We have no problems with water,” he said.
Earlier administration of Kherson region reported the introduction of new stationary dam which will block the supply of the Dnieper water in the North-Crimean canal to Crimea. The construction of the dam is almost complete, with only engineering work. The total cost of the project amounted to 35 million hryvnia (about $1.3 million).
The Ukrainian government said that the dam built on the border with the Crimea to restore the water supply to farms located on the South of Kherson region. In 2014, when the Crimea was annexed to Russia, Ukraine closed sluices of the North Crimean canal upstream, cutting off water supplies and farms, and Peninsula.
The needs of agriculture of the Peninsula in fresh water to 85% provided by the North-Crimean channel. Earlier, in October 2016, Minister of natural resources Sergey Donskoy said that “on a more stable provision of water to all parts of the Crimea” will emerge in the years 2017-2019.
Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014 following a referendum in which a majority voted for joining the Peninsula in the country. Western countries and Ukraine recognized the Peninsula occupied territory.