One has to question what such a regime is to cut off the water. It is not about money but weaponizing water. It shows the depths to which the current regime has fallen.
As I am sure they would howl if their gas was cut off but to cut off the water is fine? The building block of human life! Why the rest of Europe even wants such parties in the EU is questionable.
14 April 2014
Crimean First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev says Kiev reduced water supplies to the peninsula by three times and called on Ukrainian authorities to reconsider the decision.
On Monday, Temirgaliyev said Kiev reduced water supplies to Crimea on the North Crimean Canal from 50 cubic meters per second to 16 cubic meters per second, ITAR-TASS reported.
He also said that the Crimean government had prevented the authorities in Kiev from cutting off all water by finding a technical solution.
“The officials in Kiev should seriously moot over what they are doing by cutting off water supplies on the North Crimean canal. Such actions are arousing bewilderment, to put it mildly. I believe that everything will get back to normal, and these people will be brought to responsibility for issuing criminal orders, including to Ukraine’s Committee for Water Management,” Temirgaliyev said.
He flatly denied Ukrainian leaders’ allegations that Crimea has not paid for its water, noting that Crimea had met the leaders’ requirements and handed over all the necessary documents for concluding a water supply contract to Ukraine’s Kherson region last Saturday.