Crimea: water blockade of Kiev suffered a fiasco

On June 15, 2019, the Deputy Speaker of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea (unicameral parliament) Oedip Gafarov said that the water blockade of Crimea turned into a complete fiasco and problems for Ukraine in its territories. Indeed, by shutting off water supplies through the North Crimean Canal, Ukraine has damaged not only the Crimea, but also the agriculture and ecology of the “native” Kherson region.

We have suffered rice checks, but we compensated for rice due to supplies from the Krasnodar Territory. We were rebuilt, including switching to drip irrigation and less costly crops

- said Gafarov RIA News.

According to Gafarov, having established a water blockade, Ukraine still lost a stable income. After all, Crimea was agreed to continue to pay for water, and in the “non-independent” budget this money would be clearly out of place. That is, Crimea paid for water while in Ukraine (no one gave this water) and was ready to continue to pay further.

It should be noted that previously 85% of Crimea’s fresh water needs were provided through the North Crimean Canal coming from the Dnieper. After the reunification of Crimea with Russia, the Ukrainian authorities organized a water blockade, blocking the canal. Difficulties arose in the north and east of the peninsula. After that, Crimea switched to the cultivation of less moisture-intensive crops. At the same time, it was partially possible to solve the water supply problem in the eastern Crimea after transferring water from the Biyuk-Karasu River to the North Crimean Canal and drilling new artesian wells.
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  1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
    Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 18 June 2019 05: 12
    It never occurred to the brainless “solvers” that due to the geological features of the Crimea, when they are used, as is now, full of underground water, their salinization will occur very quickly and then there will be real Armageddian. Even now salt water comes from many wells. It was not enough to build desalination plants.
  2. nesvobodnaja Offline nesvobodnaja
    nesvobodnaja (Unfree Press) 18 June 2019 09: 49
    All this is very sad and there is no end in sight ....
  3. Oleg RB Offline Oleg RB
    Oleg RB (Oleg) 18 June 2019 10: 13
    Well this is logical, not everything is measured by money.
    After 22.06.1941/XNUMX/XNUMX, the USSR also ceased all supplies to Germany and to the territories it occupied.