Klimkin has warned of the end of the "national idea" of the "liberation" of the Crimea
A discussion of the Kiev politicians to the question of the supply of water in Crimea is the end of the "national idea" of the "liberation" of the Peninsula, said the former Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin in the program "Svoboda words" on ICTV channel.
"It's me you absolutely responsibly say. Because only the enemies of Ukraine and collaborators can talk about it, period," added the former foreign Minister, speaking on the possibility of supplying water to the Crimea.
Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said that Kiev is not going to help Moscow to solve the problem with software Crimea water. In turn, the head of Committee of the Crimean Parliament's public diplomacy and international relations Yuriy HEMPEL suggested due to overlapping supply of fresh water on the Peninsula to prepare a lawsuit against Ukraine to the international court.
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."