Kiev, Ukraine. A Ukrainian attempt to shut off fresh water to Crimea has proven a costly flop, with Ukrainian agriculture specialists scrambling to make use of the massive supply of diverted water.
A new dam on the north Crimean canal has shut off water flow to the annexed Crimea. The stationary concrete dam was constructed on the border of mainland Ukraine with the annexed peninsula, the Ukrainian ATO- anti terrorist operations center reports. The water diverted from the Kakhovka Reservoir will now be used to irrigate the southern Kherson region.
When the canal is closed off several dozens of kilometers from the administrative border, where the last stationary dam is, the farms further south would be under threat of drought. For this reason water is allowed to flow there under lower pressure, and the farmers have set up their own dam with sandbags.
Ukrainian specialists have solved this problem, which will make it possible to cultivate rice and wheat. “We now have confidence in our tomorrow,” farmer Yuriy Dudchenko explained.
The dam was under construction for a year and cost $5 million dollars guaranteed by American taxpayers. The structure reliably shuts off the flow of the canal, not allowing water into the “occupied territory.”
The specialists say that work on developing the new dam will continue. “The first stage is complete. The continuation will be the creation of infrastructure. Winches, guard rooms, security,” explained the head engineer responsible for the North Crimean Canal, Volodymyr Okhapku.
The new dam has a valve which can be opened at any time. When the Crimea returns to Ukraine, water will once again fill the 300 km of the North Crimean canal. Until then and in violation of United Nations laws, International laws, and established norms in foreign relations, Ukraine will cut off water from their own people, to show the Russians how “strong” they are.
The Crimean authorities have called the dam which shuts off water to the annexed peninsula foul play. “I can’t call this anything other than minor foul play. I repeat: we have enough water, the reservoirs are full, and furthermore, we don’t need their water. But they are so happy to have such a dam,” said Yukhym Fiks, chairman of the state construction committee of the so-called “republic’s” state council.
Another representative of the Crimean authorities, Igor Vayl, head of the so-called “State committee on water economy and melioration” of the Crimea, said that the peninsula has all the water it needs, Interfax reports.
“We have enough water for the holiday season, we have 100% of the supplies we need. We have no water problems,” he said. Meanwhile, American taxpayers continue to finance and guarantee hundreds of hate driven projects, just like this one-all across the Ukraine.