Crimea expects Ukraine’s water prices will be unreasonable

23 May 2014 14:00
(QHA) -

Crimean authorities expect resumption of water supply from mainland Ukraine, saying the price will be unreasonable.

Chairman of Crimean Parliament Vladimir Konstantinov announced to ITAR-TASS.

He noted that Ukraine is setting counters at the Crimean North Canal and the price will rise from 6 kopecks to 3 hryvnias for a cube.

“It is unreasonable. We should allocate 400 mln hryvnias for water per year.-Konstantinov said. We should find an alternative”- he added.

Following Crimea’s annexation, Ukraine has halted water supplies to Crimea via North Crimean Canal, noting over UAH 1.7 million debt should be paid and new prices agreed

The North Crimean Canal is the largest hydrological installation in Europe and delivers water from the Dnieper river to the Kherson region and Crimea. Nearly 85% of the sweet water in Crimea was delivered via this canal.