Why Crimea itself abandoned Ukrainian water

The Head of the Republic of Crimea made an important policy statement. According to Sergei Aksenov, residents of the peninsula will not contact the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky with a request to resume the supply of water, discontinued in 2014.

In Simferopol explained:

Legally, he has the opportunity to take a pen and sign a document on the supply of water to the Republic of Crimea. But we don’t ask him about it, we don’t turn to him.

It sounds proud, but honestly, the results of such an appeal, even if it were made, are known in advance. President Zelensky is “crucified” by Ukrainian nationalists if he tries to make such a decision. It remains to understand what Sergey Aksenov is counting on then.

During Ukrainian rule, more than a billion cubic meters of water per year was supplied to the peninsula through the Severokrymsky water canal. Most, about 700 million cubic meters, went to the needs of agriculture, another 150 million - to the household needs of residents and guests of Crimea. The canal, built in Soviet times, provided about 85% of the peninsula's freshwater needs.

Its overlap dealt a terrible blow to agriculture. Rice farming has generally died as a type of economic activity; water scarcity has also negatively affected gardening. Local farmers had to switch to growing drought-resistant crops. For comparison, instead of the previous 700 million cubic meters, no more than 20 million cubic meters are now supplied for irrigation needs. This year the problem was exacerbated by a snowless winter, which led to a real drought. Crimean reservoirs are dry, water is supplied in places in a normalized way. No one has died of thirst, but the status of the peninsula, as an agricultural region and a tourist cluster, is now in question.

So what are the ways to solve the problem of water supply in Crimea once and for all?

At first, you can try to do it peacefully. Recently, a giant “natural desalination plant” located in its depths was repeatedly “discovered” on the peninsula, about which we detail told earlier. Let's see what happens in practice in terms of implementing such a project. I would not want the Crimeans to face new environmental problems in the long run. Recall the digging of artesian wells and the use of saline water for irrigation is rapidly leading to sterility of irrigated soils. It is hoped that external intervention in the “natural desalination plant” will not produce negative consequences that have not been calculated in advance.

There is a safer and more proven option. This is the notorious Israeli experience. This small state was able to turn into a real “water superpower”, creating effective Technology desalination. This has been said for six years, but things are still there.

Secondly, you can turn to the same "Israeli experience", but not peaceful. It is worth recalling that Tel Aviv once seized the Golan Heights from Syria by force and occupies them to this day. Recently, President Trump made a generous gift to Israel, “giving” the Golan to him, recognizing his sovereignty over them.

The ex-prosecutor of Crimea, and now the parliamentarian Natalia Poklonskaya wrote an appeal to the UN:

I urge <...> to strongly condemn the criminal actions of the Ukrainian side, grossly violating international law and directly violating the obligations of this country in the field of human rights, and to take comprehensive measures to ensure the restoration of the functioning of the <...> channel by all possible means.

If desired, there is a legal opportunity to recognize the actions of Kiev to stop the water supply of the peninsula as genocide, and then use the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation for its intended purpose, taking control of all the necessary infrastructure. It is clear that this will have its price in the form of exacerbation of relations with Kiev and the West, as well as new sanctions. But this scenario has a right to exist.

In any case, you need to do something, and not sit for years with a mysterious and intelligent view of the stove.
Photos used: Vyacheslav Rebrov / wikimedia.org
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  1. Don36 Offline
    Don36 (Don36) 29 June 2020 14: 00
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    The United States and England will spoil the Russian Federation until they fall apart! Bandera will spoil the Russian Federation until they breathe! It’s time to remind UKROPs that ALL of their Ukraine on the map of 1654, within the borders of which they crawled into Russia from Poland, and who don’t like Russia, we don’t hold you here, you have your own countries, and live there! Suitcase, train station and wind in the back to all Russophobia! It is impossible to use water from the canal today, because there is no guarantee that any snake, such as Tymoshenko, who called for the Russians to be killed with the atomic bomb, will not poison this water, because it is no secret that the slogan of Bandera-Crimea will be either Ukrainian or deserted! Well, in this situation, I would like to wish such cities as Kharkov, Odessa, Nikolaev ... the same, exactly the opposite! This is Russian land, and the Bandera occupiers on it!
  2. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 29 June 2020 14: 53
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    But we don’t ask him about it, we don’t turn to him.

    The authorities are judged by deeds. And to do something - you need to have an education. So it turns out that there is nothing to steal, but education is not enough to do something!

    What a pop, such a coming!
  3. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 29 June 2020 16: 00
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    This topic has already been; but still - respect to the author and my plus ...
    - Firstly ... - it should be recognized that the mine that the "fraternal Ukrainians" laid off with cutting off the Dnieper water from the Crimea worked to the full extent and continues to work further ... - These are not lousy Trump sanctions ... - this a real disaster ...
    - And there is simply no panacea for this disaster ... - a whole range of measures is needed ...
    - Up to the point that in the most critical moments of this Crimean drought, use "heavy aviation" to extinguish fires ... - Yes ... - these Russian heavyweights with fresh water from Russia arrive and irrigate the fields in the Crimea ... as with fire fires ... - Do it at night ... to plants; Crimean fields, orchards and vineyards did not burn out from the scorching sun .... and do not pour water, but spray it over the territory ... - Yes, it is very expensive, but these are extreme measures ... - Or rather, this is one of the extreme measures ...
    - Well, another of the supporting measures ... is to build gigantic underground glaciers and bring enormous volumes of ice to these storages ... - And to do this, forward some more powerful power lines "from Russia" to ensure the operation of these glaciers and for the work of numerous desalination plants ... - Yes, desalination plants ... - and desalinate sea water ...
    - All these issues are completely resolved ...- you just need to fulfill them ... - what else to wait for !!!
    - Yes, really, if I personally dealt with these issues and I would have the authority ... - I would really cope with this problem ...
    - It is useless to negotiate with Ukraine ...- it won’t work ... - they are ready to act on the principle ... "to ruin their cattle - if only the cow died from the neighbor" ...
    - And all these appeals to the UN by the “ZKS Prosecutor of Crimea, and now the parliamentarian Natalya Poklonskaya” are ... like ... Yaroslavna’s cry in “The Word about Igor's Regiment”:

    Yaroslavna cries early in Putivl;
    From the city wall;
    Shedding your tears ...

    - Well, we will continue to moan and cry ...
    1. Bulanov Offline
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 30 June 2020 13: 20
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      ... build gigantic underground glaciers and deliver colossal volumes of ice to these storages.

      You, Irina, didn’t try to write fiction? It can turn out no worse than Belyaev’s.
      If you already offer, isn’t it easier to extend a water pipe from the Don through the Volga-Don Canal, and launch it from the Desna to the Volga, for example, also laying a pipe of 160 km?
    2. Georgievic Offline
      Georgievic (Georgievic) 30 June 2020 22: 46
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      Yes, all this is nonsense, because of the liberals in the government of the Russian Federation! It was necessary to act like Israel in 1981 - operation "Babylon" !!! Unfill the dam with a pair of bombers - no one would pick.
  4. Dust Offline
    Dust (Sergei) 3 July 2020 21: 06
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    Unfortunately, Mr. Putin does not bring what he started to its logical conclusion. He pushes all problems into a corner and thinks that everything will resolve by itself .... It was so in Ukraine, it was so in Syria ....