The arrival of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights in Crimea will make it possible to convey to the world community the consequences of the water blockade of the region, organized by the Kiev authorities, said the head of the Crimean parliamentary committee on people’s diplomacy and interethnic relations Yuri Gempel.
Earlier, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Maria Peichinovic-Buric expressed hope that as soon as the epidemiological situation allows, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunya Mijatovic will visit Crimea and draw up a report.
“No need to hope, we need to be vaccinated with the Russian vaccine and boldly resolve the issue of a trip to Crimea. We will show an empty canal and reservoirs. The world community should be aware of the consequences of Ukraine’s barbaric policy, which cut off the supply of fresh water to the peninsula through the North Crimean Canal,” he said RIA Novosti Gempel.
According to him, the international community should assess the actions of the Kiev authorities, pursuing the goal in any way to harm and destroy the Crimeans for their democratic choice and desire to live in their historical homeland in Russia.
Earlier, Ukraine provided up to 85% of Crimea’s needs for fresh water through the North Crimean Canal running from the Dnieper. However, after the reunification of Crimea with Russia, the water supply was completely cut off unilaterally. The issue of water supply was solved due to the extraction of water from underground sources, as well as natural reservoirs, which over the past year have become significantly shallower due to low precipitation.