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In Crimea, proposed to file a lawsuit against Ukraine because of a water blockade

The head of Committee of the Crimean Parliament's public diplomacy and international relations Yuriy gempel offered to prepare a lawsuit to the international court to do with Ukraine, blocking the supply of fresh water to Crimea.

Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said that Kiev is not going to help Moscow to solve problems with water supply of the Crimea. In turn, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister for reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories Alexey Reznikov said that the resumption of water supply is possible only after the return of the Peninsula to the Ukraine.

Thus, according to him, to hope for the prudence of the Kiev authorities in terms of resumption of water supply is not necessary.

Earlier, the Deputy Chairman of the state Duma Committee on international Affairs Natalia Poklonskaya Poklonskaya sent a letter to the UN high Commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet with calls to condemn the criminal actions of the Ukrainian authorities unilaterally blocked the supply of fresh water on the Peninsula, and to take measures for the resumption of the Dnieper water supply in the North-Crimean channel.

Ukraine provided to 85% of needs of the Crimea in fresh water coming from the Dnieper through North Crimean canal. However, after the reunification of the Crimea with Russia water flow through the channel in the Republic was completely stopped unilaterally.

Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which 96.77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russia. Ukraine still considers Crimea its but temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue "is closed permanently."