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Provisory water offer to Crimea from Deputy Arahamiya

12 February 2020, 14:29
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David Arahamiya, Party Leader of ‘Servant of the People’ in Ukraine, said that they are ready to supply water to the occupied Crimea in case of Russian President Vladimir Putin withdraws Russian military forces from Donbas.

Arahamiya, participating as a guest on a program broadcasted on the Ukrainian TV channel Pryamy said:

“If we begin to supply water to Crimea but if we get a big advantage in Donbas negotiations in return, that would be a good compromise I think.”

The leader of the party accented that the terrorists must totally leave the Donbas region, and Ukraine must entirely control the relevant territories.

Chubarov: Providing water to Crimea means to surrender thousands of Crimean Tatar and Ukrainians to Russia

Refat Chubarov, President of the Crimean Tatar National Assembly (Majlis), who commented on the words of Arahamiya, stated that it is unacceptable to discuss the feasibilities to resolve the conflict in Donbas by rewarding Crimea.

“Will so-and-so bargain upon our lands? Does anyone in our state think that it will be possible to surrender 500 thousands of Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians living in Crimea? We should not let the state to sell us in commerce for water or any compound in Donbas.”

Refat Chubarov
“When Crimea returns under Ukraine’s sovereignty, water will be providing again”

Dmitro Lubinets, Chairman of the Human Rights Committee of the Ukrainian Parliament, said that Ukrainian MPs consider the issue of supplying water to the occupied Crimea negatively.

Commenting during the Committee’s visit to the Kalanchak (Armyansk) checkpoint at the administrative border of the occupied Crimea, Lubinets said:

“When Crimea returns under the sovereignty of Ukraine, water will begin supplying again. Until then, we do not accept attempts to manipulate this issue.”

Dmitro Lubinets