As we have already reported, after the Kakhovka HPP was blown up by the aggressor, the invaders’ propaganda first declared that there were “no problems with water for Crimea”, and then began to focus on “available reserves”.

Fake “media” broadcast a statement by Guram Sobolev, the illegal “deputy chairman of the state committee for water management and melioration”, about the “water independence” of Crimea, with an emphasis on “a complex of hydraulic structures … in the village of Novoivanivka, Nizhnegorsky district”.

In addition to the canal, water sources really exist in the Crimea, and the ARC wrote enough about the occupiers’ inept, and often deadly, due to negligence, attempts to extract it, accompanied by the massive embezzlement of “federal funds”, until 2022. However, the current invaders’ “agenda” of the puts an end to their many years of provocations regarding the alleged “water blockade” of the peninsula, because, as it “suddenly turns out” “Crimea does not need water from the canal”.

The criminal Sergey Aksyonov tried to get out of this situation, stating that allegedly “the installation of pumps on the Dnipro River and the supply of water up to 40 cubic meters per second to the North Crimean Canal will allow …ensure full reclamation” and that allegedly “maximum clearance in the summer period up to 90 cubic meters per second” is needed.

Let us recall that, among other things, pumps supplied water to the main system of the Kakhovka Canal and the occupiers, having captured this facility, could not launch it in 2023.

It is unknown where Aksyonov got his figures from, and it is all the more difficult to say where the occupiers plan to find pumping equipment. Let us remind that since 2021, a series of scandals have occurred after illegal supplies to the occupied Crimea, bypassing sanctions, of much less powerful pumps from “Siemens” and “Grundfos”.

It is also worth noting that before the occupation, the average annual flow of the canal was about 380 cubic meters per second, of this volume, usually up to 80 cubic meters was spent in the Kherson region, and the rest went to the Crimea.

Thus, the volume declared by the criminal “head of Crimea” hypothetically does not cover the consumption of agriculture in the Kherson region itself, where, unlike Crimea, there really is no alternative to canal water for many areas.

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