The situation with the problem of water supply in the settlements of Donbass is a blatant failures of international humanitarian law, according to the explanation of the Commissioner of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on problems of human rights, democracy and rule of law Konstantin Dolgov.
Special monitoring mission of OSCE in Ukraine, made a report " On access to water in conflict-affected areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".
"the document is a detailed information about the growing problems with water supply in the settlements of Donbass. According to experts of the OSCE, as of July 2015 unhindered access to clean drinking water was limited to 1, 3 million people of Donbass. The main reasons for this catastrophic situation called destruction as a result of the attacks, the decrees of the Ukrainian authorities to limit the freedom of movement of goods or water, etc. Directly reported about the fact that the Ukrainian authorities deliberately stopped the water in Pervomaisk, Stakhanov and Kirovsk and Bryanka, " said Debts.
He described this situation as " a gross violation of the norms of international humanitarian law, the provisions of the international Covenant on economic, social and cultural rights, 16 December 1966, of the Protocol Additional to the Geneva conventions of 12 August 1949, and the Final act of the Helsinki summit of 1992 ".
Dolgov said that divides the output of an hmm and about the fact that lack of access to water not only represents a long-term real risk to the lives of people of Donbass, but also may cause an exacerbation of tension in the conflict area.
"We consider it a Prime requirement for Kiev termination of any action, leading to exacerbate the already disastrous humanitarian situation in the Donbass. To deprive of drinking water civilians - cynical medieval method of war. Call upon the international community, including relevant human rights organizations and structures to provide proper effective impact on the Ukrainian authorities ", - said the Commissioner of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on problems of human rights.