Skip to comments.Ukraine spurns Russia’s accusations that it shut off water tap to Crimea
Posted on 04/25/2014 12:04:59 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
Russia's Agriculture Minister Nikolay Fedorov announced on April 24 that Ukraine had blocked the North Crimean water channel, which is the main water supply source for the peninsula annexed by the Russian Federation.
Ukraine's Water Resources Agency denies the stoppage of the water supplies to Crimea through the North-Crimean channel. "North-Crimean channel works as usual, all irrigation systems are working," reads the statement on the agency's website.
According to the statement, despite Russias claims otherwise, it has not offered signing a contract to regulate water supplies to Crimea, and thus the peninsula currently uses the water without any legal permission.
The channel does not run during the winter season. We turned on the water supplies on March 19, and the current Crimean customers' debt reached $0.14 million and it has not been settled yet," says the water agency's statement.
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1. There is no description of where the image is located, before or after the channel enters Russian control.
2. Although it is claimed the image was made yesterday, we have no way of knowing if that is true or not. If true, we do not know whether or not there is an innocent explanation for the channel to be dry in this location at this particular time when the image was made.
On other words, there is not enough reliable information to draw any conclusions from this image.
It is from this twitter feed, by a reporter in Ukraine.
I’m sure that some oil for water deal could be arranged. Crimea is, after all, a foreign country to Ukraine. The Russians should have brought their own water.