In the state Duma urged Kiev to answer for water blockade of the Crimea

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in photobacteria at the plenary session of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Archival photoIn the state Duma urged Kiev to answer for water blockade of the Crimea© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The state Duma Deputy Mikhail Sheremet called on Kiev authorities to stop the cynical statement on the status of Crimea and respond to all international laws for water blockade of the Peninsula.

Earlier, Ukrainian foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that Kyiv will never sign a contract for the supply of water to the Peninsula, which will have the Russian identity. In the party, the Opposition bloc called for an end to «the genocide, which violates the rights of the Crimean people» and send Klimkin resign.

Then Klimkin accused Russia that it deprived the Crimea of water, «by the power of cutting off the Crimea from Ukraine».

«I don’t know what motivated this statement Klimkin, maybe some dangerous disease related to memory loss. Kiev authorities very quickly forget about the blockades, which they did, and provocations against Crimea. It was time to stop making cynical statements of the Crimean people, and plucking up courage, which I personally doubt responsible for all international laws for water blockade of the Peninsula,» — said RIA Novosti Sheremet.

According to him, the water blockade of the Crimea is a blatant international crime that goes unpunished Kiev regime for more than four years.

«The time has come to answer for this crime against the Crimean people,» — said Sheremet.

Ukraine provided to 85% of needs of the Crimea in fresh water coming from the Dnieper through North Crimean canal. This water is used for irrigation of about 140 thousand hectares of farmland. After the reunification of the Crimea with Russia water flow through the channel in the Republic was completely stopped.

The greatest difficulties arose among farmers in the North of Crimea who had to grow less water-holding capacity of the crops, as well as in the Eastern part of the Peninsula. Part of the problem was solved after transferring water from the river Biyuk-Karasu in North Crimean canal and drilling of new artesian wells.