Secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov has said Ukraine will resume water supplies to Crimea only after the peninsula returns to its control.
"Until Crimea is not Ukrainian, I believe we have no moral right to supply water for the occupiers so that they could develop their armed forces there. Today the population of Crimea is provided with drinking water by 100%," he said during a TV panel show Pravo na Vladu [Right to Power] on Thursday.
Danilov stressed there are no problems with water for the Crimean population.
"The fact that there is no water for industry is another question. The position is quite simple – when the Ukrainian industry is there, when Ukraine is there, the Ukrainian water will certainly be there," he added.
UNIAN memo. After Russia illegally annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014, Ukraine severed freshwater supplies from the Dnipro River that earlier flew via the North Crimean Canal.