Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal claimed that due to technical problems it is impossible to divide water supply to people and military bases. Therefore, Ukraine cannot supply water to Crimea until the peninsula is occupied. The Head of Government commented in the program “Right to Power“ on 1+1 TV channel.
"The talk show program format is not the best for discussing difficult issues. For example, the issue of water supply to Crimea. Once again, I want to emphasize that the Government does not forget about citizens living in the territory of the temporarily occupied Ukrainian Crimea. We want them to feel that we care about them. In fact, for technical reasons, it is impossible to divide water that is being supplied to people and water that is supplied to military bases. This thesis was lost in the noise in the studio. The position remains unchanged: we would like to supply water to our citizens, but we cannot and do not have the technical ability to do so until de-occupation of the peninsula and its return to Ukraine," the Prime Minister said.