Russia appeals to UN to help restore water supply from Ukraine to Crimea

Russian State Duma deputy and former Crimean prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya appealed to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet  because of the interruption of fresh water supply to the peninsula from Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports.

“We urge you to strongly condemn the criminal actions of the Ukrainian side, which blatantly violate international law and directly violate the obligations of this country in the field of human rights,” the RIA Novosti quoted Poklonskaya’s letter as saying.

The MP called for all necessary measures to resume the water supply of the peninsula through the North Crimean Canal, as well as an end to the “discriminatory policy of the Ukrainian authorities against millions of Crimeans.”

Ukraine closed the floodgates of the North Crimea Canal in 2014 after the peninsula was annexed by Russia. The canal to Crimea received water from the Dnieper River, which provided 85% of the needs of the agricultural industry in the region.

In February 2014, armed people in uniforms without insignias appeared in Crimea and captured the Supreme Council of Crimea, the Simferopol Airport, the Kerch ferry crossing and other strategic objects, and prevented the Ukrainian army from taking action. Initially, the Russian government refused to acknowledge that these armed people were Russian soldiers, but President Vladimir Putin later admitted it.

On 16 March 2014, a referendum on the status of Crimea was held in Crimea and Sevastopol, in which the inhabitants supposedly voted for the peninsula to become part of Russia. The outcome of the so-called referendum is not recognized by Ukraine, the EU or the US. On 18 March, Putin announced the “annexation” of Crimea to Russia.

International organizations have declared the annexation illegal and condemned Russia’s actions. Western countries have imposed economic sanctions on Russia in connection with the annexation. Russia claims to have “restored historical justice”. Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, declared 20 February 2014 the start of Russia’s temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol.

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  1. “We urge you to strongly condemn the criminal actions of the Ukrainian side, which blatantly violate international law and directly violate the obligations of this country in the field of human rights,”

    This is another evil bitch that needs stringing up, and another that whines about international law, while knowing fuck all about it. If Crimea is Russian as this whore claims, Russia are responsible for all humanitarian issues on Crimea. Also according to the Geneva convention, Russia as an occupying power, are also responsible for all humanitarian issues in Crimea. So whichever way you look at it whore, you lose.

  2. Ukraine beware. The kremlin murder gang is teeing itself up for military action. You can imagine its mouthpiece coming up with something like “we saw no alternative but to protect the interests of the Crimean people who chose to join the RF but were punished by the Kyiv fascist regime, who cut off their water supply.” Or some such similar kremkrapp.

    • It would be nice of the US to say, go anywhere near this dam in Ukraine, say goodbye to SWIFT, and prepare for devastating sanctions.

    • Just found this, it comes as no surprise.

      “Currently, a number of lobbyists in the German authorities are involved in facilitating the process of easing sanctions pressure on Moscow, in particular in the abolition of the “Crimean package”.

      It is reported that one of the options is to use the opportunities of German politician Waldemar Gerdt, a member of the Bundestag from the Alternative for Germany party in Lower Saxony, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. He heads the parliamentary working group on crisis and conflict prevention and maintains ties with a number of Russian politicians, is friends with Alexei Navalny’s families, and is in contact with Crimean State Council deputy Yuri Hempel.

      “Gerdta has been nominated as a candidate for the European Parliament by the Latvian Center for Consent (led by Neil Ushakov, representing the interests of the Russian-speaking population of Latvia, which, despite the ban on foreign funding of Latvian parties, is covertly funded by Russian state structures),” the statement said.”

      • Interesting that some nazi worm from AfG is friends with Navalny’s family. Goes to show what Ukraine would gain from a Navalny regime: absolutely fuck all. Exactly as I suspected.

        • Navalny has been quoted as saying Crimea is Russian, which also comes as no surprise. It is also rumoured he’s just another Kremlin project, employed by the Kremlin to give some semblence of an opposition.

          • I wish I could figure out how UAWire publishes day old news, usually, but then gets 100 comments. I think we’ve removed all the restrictions from comments so I wonder what else we could do…

            • Yeah it’s weird, we have dozens of articles a day, UAWire maybe 2 or 3 a day, and none at weekends.

  3. Water is the ace in the hole Ukraine has over the thieves of Crimea. They must keep it out of the peninsula and let it dry up like the Ruskie economy is drying up. Let them snivel up to the UN. They are largely worthless anyhow.
    In the meantime, I do hope that the Ukrainian military has turned the “border” area into a deadly no-mans land.

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