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Aksionov sees no danger that Kiev will block the water supply channel to Crimea


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Simferopol, February 26 – The President of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, said that there are no risks of the Ukrainian authorities blocking the water supply channel to Crimea.
On February 26, 2022, the Russian military blew up a dam in the North Crimean Canal in the Kherson region and opened the water supply to Crimea.
“From the point of view of water, they (Ukrainian authorities) will not be able to prevent it. Therefore, there is no danger of water loss, the (water) level will not go down. I don’t see any risks in land reclamation.

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In May 2014, Ukraine cut off the water supply to Crimea through the North Crimean Canal, which provided 90% of the peninsula’s needs. For eight years, residents and businesses in the area received water only from local sources. In 2020, the water supply situation in Crimea becomes critical, as low rainfall and winters with little snow lead to drought. Simferopol has switched to water supply from underground sources, in major cities, schedules have been introduced to provide residents with drinking water, which are valid until the first half of summer 2021, when it rains on the peninsula. During a special operation, the Russian army opened the North Crimean Canal in the Kherson region, and water began to flow back into the peninsula.

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