Humanitarian Disaster Continues for 6 Years in Crimea, Not Water But Russia

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal’s statement on supplying water to Russian-occupied Crimea drew reaction from Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People.

Head of the Mejlis Refat Chubarov stated that humanitarian disaster continues for six years in Crimea.

Speaking to Radio Svoboda, The Prime Minister claimed that “Ukraine could resume water supplies to Crimea in the event of a humanitarian disaster.”

Refat Chubarov reacted to Shmyhal’s comment reminding that the main problem in Crimea is not providing water to peninsula from North Crimean Canal.

“Tell Prime Minister that humanitarian disaster in Crimea continues for six years since Russian troops entered the peninsula in 2014. The disaster in question is not only water shortage. Persecution and prosecution of Crimean Tatars together with the ethnic Ukrainians waged by Russian invaders – is a disaster,” said Chubarov.

Also, Member of Ukrainian Parliament and Delegate of Qurultay of Crimean Tatar People Rustem Umerov harshly criticized PM Shmyhal for re-introducing water supply to annexed-Crimea.

(c) QHA

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