The occupiers plan to file a complaint to the UN over the water blockade of Crimea

Присяжнюк Владислава
11:23, 30 August
The occupiers plan to file a complaint to the UN over the water blockade of Crimea
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The "Working Group on International Legal Issues at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Crimea to the President of the Russian Federation" intends to file and send a complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee over the blocking of the North Crimean Canal and the organization of a water blockade of the peninsula.

This was reported to RIA Novosti by the head of the "group" Alexander Molokhov.

"We will prepare relevant material and send it to the UN Human Rights Committee. I do hope that issues such as the water blockade, injustice and illegality of sanctions will be reflected in these special reports. The cannibalistic position of Ukrainian radicals on this issue must be subjected to total obstruction in the international arena, including by Russian delegates, "Molokhov said.

Molokhov also believes that the words of some Ukrainian politicians that the Dnieper water could be released into Crimea again in the event of a "humanitarian catastrophe" on the peninsula are more like blackmail.

"With this position, Ukraine looks very pale in the international arena. In fact, with the help of a water blockade, Kyiv is holding Crimeans hostage, trying to bargain:" If there is a catastrophe, then we will let the water in. "This position does not look quite adequate," he said.

In addition, the expert stressed that "the above problem will be solved by Russia in any case at the expense of its own internal reserves."

What is known

  • The 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council will take place in Geneva in September, at which special reports on the right to safe water and sanitation, the right to development, and the impact of sanctions on human rights will be heard.
  • The first stage of restricting water supply has begun in occupied Crimea.
  • After the occupation of Crimea, Ukraine in April 2014 blocked the flow of water to the peninsula from the Dnieper River through the North Crimean Canal, which provided up to 85% of its fresh water needs.