Sep 14, 2020
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Poklonskaya transferred to the UN data on the water blockade of Crimea by Ukraine

Natalia Poklonskaya
Natalia Poklonskaya

State Duma Deputy Natalya Poklonskaya responded to the inquiry of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet about the water supply to Crimea.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), in particular, was interested in information about the blocking of water supplies by Ukraine through the North Crimean Canal. Poklonskaya transmitted materials containing information about the consequences of the illegal blocking of the canal of the international Dnieper River. Previously, the canal provided 85% of the needs of the inhabitants of the peninsula for clean and safe drinking water, reports RIA News.

Due to the closure of the canal, reservoirs became shallow and the soil was salinized, interruptions in water supply to cities and districts began. This created a real threat to the life and health of the Crimean population, as well as the ecology of a part of South-Eastern Europe, the deputy noted in the documents handed over. To them she attached appeals from the Crimean people, including the Crimean Tatars, on this issue. People agree to give confidential interviews with OHCHR.

Poklonskaya hopes that the criminal actions of Ukraine will be condemned by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and that possible measures will lead to the restoration of the functioning of the North Crimean Canal.

The behavior of Ukraine, which denies any involvement in the lack of water in Crimea and calls on Russia to solve the problem on its own, "strongly resembles the behavior of an ordinary thief in the dock with an unsuccessful lawyer," Poklonskaya stressed.

Earlier reported that in Russia criminal cases should be initiated against the Ukrainian organizers of the water blockade of Crimea. This was stated by the head of the republic, Sergei Aksyonov. According to him, stopping the supply of fresh water to Crimea by Ukraine is a crime. Such actions should be regarded as "state terrorism" and "ecocide", believes Aksyonov.

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