Possible food and transport blockade of Crimea increases the likelihood of bringing to the rise of social discontent of the citizens of the South-East of Ukraine, most of which survive at the expense of trade relations with the Crimean Republic, said the head of the state Committee of the Crimean government on Affairs of international relations and the deported people Zaur Smirnov.
People's deputies of Ukraine Refat Chubarov and Mustafa Dzhemilev said Tuesday at a press conference in Kiev on the preparation of blocking the border with Crimea to suspend deliveries of food and other items in the Crimea. In the action, according to their statements, is going to participate, the initiative group of the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainian patriots. For his part, the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov said that the Republic is fully prepared for a possible grocery blockade from Ukraine.
"These actions by the blockade will cause 1st of all, the dissatisfaction of Ukrainians who live by the supply of items and products in the Crimea, it is no secret that the Ukrainian economy is in a state of collapse," - said Smirnov.
in his vision, All of this will create another source of destabilization of the situation in Ukraine on the background of the riots in Kiev, explosions at the walls of the Ukrainian Parliament and opposition of the volunteer battalions.
"All the links of one chain. Just someone doesn't like that performed the Minsk consensus to de-escalate the conflict in the Donbas, for this reason various ways of trying to destabilize the situation in Ukraine, using different political animals " - drew the attention of Smirnov.
Crimea and located on the Crimean Peninsula Sevastopol became the Russian regions in March 2014 After a referendum in which over 90% of citizens voted for secession from Ukraine and reunification with Russia. In the capital of Russia notice that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter. The authorities of the EU and U.S. will not recognize the results of the referendum, and Ukraine still considers Crimea its, but at the time occupied territory.
at the end of April at the meeting of economywide of Crimea, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has summed up that the dependence of the Peninsula by small groups of objects up to 40%. He clarified the need for further work to reduce dependence on imported items, as well as among them Ukrainian.
currently, the Peninsula provides itself with electricity to its production by 30%, to increase the independence from the supply of electrical energy through the territory of Ukraine by the end of the year will be put into use primarily energy bridge the Kuban, Crimea capacity of 300 MW. Now Crimea consumes about 900 MW, while the flows from Ukraine is 700 MW. The second phase will provide an opportunity to increase the power flow to 800-840 MW.
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. Due to weather conditions and events on transferring water to the Crimea at the moment is fully self drinking water.