12 August 2019, 20:11

Crimea wants to start negotiations with Kyiv on water supplies


The Crimean “authorities” intend to appeal to the Kremlin with a request to initiate a negotiation with Ukraine on allowance the Dnieper River water to annexed peninsula.

This was stated at a meeting of the Council on Improvement of the Investment Climate in Russia “Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Council of Ministers” Georgy Muradov, reports TASS.

According to him the negotiation process should be initiated in order to solve many problems of the northern part of the peninsula.

Annexed Crimea began to experience the water shortage in April 2014, when the supply of water through the North Crimean Canal was discontinued, which provided up to 90% of the water, both for filling reservoirs and for irrigation.

Despite Russia’s maximum efforts to implement a project on the use of groundwater on the peninsula for organizing water supply for the population, it is becoming increasingly clear every year: Moscow was unable to resolve the issue of water supply for the peninsula, and without resuming the work of the North Crimean Canal, Crimea’s water problems cannot be resolved.