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Khlobystov: The problem with drinking water in Crimea has absolutely nothing to do with the closure of the North Crimean Canal

22 February 2021

Expert of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center Yevhen Khlobystov said on the air of the UA:Crimea TV channel that the problem with drinking water in Crimea is absolutely not connected with the blocking of the North Crimean canal. This situation is the reason of the policy of the occupation authorities, which redistributes water in favor of the military-industrial complex of the peninsula.

The expert noted that the problem with drinking water in Crimea is related to the following three factors:

- seasonal, temporary decrease in water content;

- global climatic changes, changes in the moisture and precipitation regime;

- redistribution of water in favor of the military-industrial complex of Crimea.

“The Russian Federation is trying to solve this issue through drilling wells, desalting seawater, redistributing existing surface sources. This is all really ineffective, because such a number of people have never permanently lived in Crimea, large military exercises have not been conducted and there has not been such a powerful military-industrial complex. I believe that the problem lies solely in the policy of the occupation authorities, and not in the blocking of the North Crimean canal”,-  Yevhen  explained.