Units of the Russian defense Ministry has completed the installation of pipework, which serve to provide Crimea with fresh water, said the Deputy Minister, army General Dmitry Bulgakov.
"All pipeline units of the Western and Eastern military districts have carried out the installation of 48 pipelines. The total length is 412, 416 kilometers. On filed today, the volume of fresh water has already reached more than half a million cubic meters, "- said Bulgakov, quoted by RIA " Novosti ".
He explained that for the execution of strategic objectives have been involved about five hundred soldiers and about 200 units of military and special equipment. Remember, the operational solution of water in Crimea, the defence Ministry connected with Ukraine's refusal to supply water to Crimea. Military padded field pipelines on the Peninsula for the supply of drinking water from artesian wells. Ukraine provided to 85% of the needs of the Crimea in fresh water through the North Crimean canal, connecting the main channel of the Dnipro Peninsula. However, after the annexation of Crimea to Russia in the Republic was stopped the water flow on the North-Crimean canal. This case GOSPODARSTVO of Ukraine recognized only in mid-may. The Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in April said that the water supply in Crimea there is no reason, as it is not signed appropriate agreements. Ukraine told about the readiness to supply water to Crimea, However, has several conditions. Kiev asked in a persistent form to repay the debt of the Crimea for the water - the size of the debt, according to the analysis of Kiev, is about 1, 7 million UAH (about 150 thousand Dollars, or 5, 2 million). Kiev's actions struck on agriculture and food industry of the Peninsula that creates eleven, 2% of the gross product of the Crimea and city of Sevastopol. At the same time the Ministry of natural resources has developed a plan for the maintenance of uninterrupted water supply of the Republic of Crimea, including more than 80 events with the timeline for implementation until 2017.