Russia does not conduct dialogues with Ukraine on the issue of renewal of water supply of the Crimea via the North Crimean canal, said in an interview Last news the Minister of natural resources and ecology of Russia Sergey Donskoy.
"According to my information, such negotiations are not conducted. Now we together with the Ministry of construction of Russia, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea and the government of Sevastopol implement a plan for maintaining a household and drinking water supply of the Crimea ", - said the don in the early East economic forum.
according to his statement, we can say that this year the problem of water is solved. The accumulation reservoir natural flow of Crimea today is approximately 100 million cubic meters, which is 86 million cubic meters more than in the same period last year.
Ukraine provided to 85% of the needs of the Crimea in fresh water through coming from the Dnieper North-Crimean canal, this water is used mostly for irrigation of farmland. After the reunification of the Crimea with Russia to supply water for the canal was completely discontinued. The problem of water supply of the Peninsula did not fully resolve After transferring water from the Crimean river Biyuk-Karasu in the North-Crimean canal. At present drilling of wells, construction of new water mains.
The full text of the interview is available on the Internet office of ria. EN 13. 00.