Lavrov draws CE Secretary-General’s attention to Crimea’s water blockade

The problem of water supply and irrigation in Crimea emerged in 2014, when Ukraine unilaterally blocked the North Crimean canal, which brought water to the peninsula from the Kherson Region

WARNING: This article comes from a state-sponsored propaganda outlet in Russia.

MOSCOW, October 19. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that at negotiations with the Council of Europe’s Secretary-General Marija Pejcinovic-Buric he stressed the impermissibility of Crimea’s water blockade.

“We stressed the impermissibility of a situation with Crimea’s water blockade in violation of all conceivable conventions – European and universal – and in violation of the recommendation made back in 2016 by the Council of Europe’s special envoy Gerard Studman, who visited Crimea and made a report on the situation there. One of his recommendations was prompt response to the problem of Crimea’s water supply,” Lavrov told a news conference following talks with Pejcinovic-Buric on Monday.

He said the two sides also discussed further outspoken discrimination against the Russian language and Russian-speaking population in Ukraine and the Baltic countries and the impermissibility of heroization of Nazi criminals and their henchmen and destruction of monuments to the soldiers who liberated Europe.

“We are certain that the Council of Europe, which positions itself as the leading human rights organization in Europe, must not turn a blind eye on these disgraceful phenomena, to say the least,” Lavrov said.

The problem of water supply and irrigation in Crimea emerged in 2014, when Ukraine unilaterally blocked the North Crimean canal, which brought water to the peninsula from the Kherson Region. All of Crimea’s households and businesses have to use water from local sources. This year’s droughty weather resulted in water shortages.

(C)TASS 2020

4 comments

  • “We stressed the impermissibility of a situation with Crimea’s water blockade in violation of all conceivable conventions”

    Really horseface? I suppose annexation, murder, torture and theft are violating no conventions in the eyes of the terrorist state called Muscovy.

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    • Horseface is really pushing the meaning of the word, absurd.
      With all the problems facing Mordor, it’s chief propagandist goes to Europe to complain about Ukraine’s sovereign water supply and Ukraine’s sovereign rights to decide what monuments stand and represent Ukraine.
      Why not just be honest, Laughrov, and say, “We took the Crimea, invaded the Donbas, we lied, hacked, kidnapped, pressured, raped, murdered and even stole toilets. But still Ukraine will not meet our demands to be our slaves and we need Europe to help us pressure them further.”

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  • Reading all of this garbage from Liar-rov nearly forces every morsel of food up the esophagus and out across the laptop.

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  • Lavrov, you and yours created the problem by taking territory away from Ukraine. Ukraine was right to shut the canal, and now you have to deal with the problem you created. Ukraine has no obligation to help you in your illegal occupation. Deal with the results on your own, without help, or by invading Ukraine again.

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