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.