On Saturday, UNIAN reported that the Ukraine closed the sluices of the North Crimean Canal, halting water supply from the Dnepr River to the peninsula. Crimea received 85 percent of its fresh water through the canal, built in 1961-71, stretching from the Khakhovka Reservoir to Kerch. Republic of Crimea Chairman of the Government Sergei Aksyonov told the Kryminform, “The Ukraine’s act of sabotage to limit the supply of water to the Republic through the North Crimean Canal is nothing but a deliberate action against Crimeans. Negotiations are underway with the Ukraine at the federal level to resolve this. There are backup plans. In any case, Crimea won’t be out of water. As for drinking water, there are no problems with it”.
“Crimean authorities are negotiating with all agricultural producers who’re cut off from water supply from the North Crimean Canal. The rice situation is the worst. Crimea is redrawing the map of crop areas in regions where irrigation isn’t available. We’re offering alternative areas to agricultural producers. The federal budget is ready to compensate agricultural producers for possible losses. We discussed this issue with Deputy Chairman of the RF Government Dmitri Kozak. We’ve created special provisions for the Crimea. We’ll leave no one helpless. We’re also considering an alternative plan for drilling wells and we’re working on this day and night. Those who’ve seized power in the Ukraine, including former Crimean residents Senchenko and Kunitsin, are acting like enemies trying to cause their former fellow citizens harm. However, the people of the Crimea will give them proper judgement; they’ll always be persona non-grata in the Republic. Usually, those who look for trouble, find it”.
This is a direct attack on the civilian population of the Crimea. Note well the USA’s silence. That means that it approves of such! Zbig certainly does… he isn’t the godfather of al-Qaeda for nothing. This shows that Obama’s moral high dudgeon isn’t only spurious… it’s evil. Russia now has full reason to intervene militarily against these terrorist bastards… the sooner, the better.
26 April 2014