#AceWorldNews – SIMFEROPOL – April 14 – (QHA) – Dnipro water supplies to Crimea via the North Crimean canal have been cut down almost by two-thirds at the behest of Kyiv, Crimean first vice premier Rustam Temirgaliev announced.
“The authority which regulates receipt of Dnipro water in the North Crimean canal has cut the supplies at the demand of the deputy chief of the Ukrainian presidential administration, Andriy Senchenko”- he said.
“While the norm is approximately 50 cubic meters per second, the current flow is about 16 cubic meters per second. They cut the supplies practically three times,”- Temirgaliev told reporters in Simferopol.
Almost 80% of Crimean water is supplied mainly through the North Crimean Canal which crosses both Ukraine and Crimea, Russian Minister of Natural Resources Sergey Donskoy said earlier, Interfax-Ukraine reported.
The Russian Natural Resources Ministry will have until the end of 2014 to develop a program for an alternative water supply to Crimea, which may include the possibility of building a pipeline from Russia’s Kuban region, Donskoy told reporters during his visit to the Simferopol water storage facility on March 31.
#AceWorldNews The session that will draw up the results of the referendum is due to begin at 10:00 hours East European Standard Time.
Sergei Naryshkin, the speaker of Russia’s State Duma sized up the referendum as a historic one.
March 17, the Crimean Supreme Council is expected to issue a special application for the republic’s accession to the Russian Federation, First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev said. Sergei Naryshkin, the speaker of Russia’s State Duma sized up the referendum as a historic one. He said that Russia had been mostly losing people all the way beginning with 1991 and now it was eventually getting is fellow-countrymen back. #ANS2014
“The power of Banderovtsy (Ukrainian far-right radical nationalists – Itar-Tass) in Kiev is threatening with the blackouts and the blocking of water supplies but they’ve forgotten that that two hero-cities (the title awarded to separate cities in the USSR for their contribution to World War II combat operations – Itar-Tass), Sevastopol and Kerch, are located here and there’s no putting the Crimeans to their knees,” Temirgaliyev said.
“A really historic time, a time of great fairness has come and Crimea is returning to Russia where it belongs,” the republic’s Deputy Prime Minister, Rustam Temirgaliyev said.