The Prime Minister of Russian-Occupied Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, has declared a wartime regime and demanded that five local businesses hand over their water wells to the administrative body of the city of Sudak.
“In emergency situations, we can make protocol decisions, obliging private businesses to hand over their wells in order to provide the population with drinking water. The wartime regime allows us to initiate criminal proceedings against those who impede this decision” Aksyonov stated at a staff meeting.
The de-facto ruler ordered that guards be posted near the wells in case the demand isn’t met by their owners. “Have a heart! Sudak residents are left without water while the local bourgeois have all the water they can handle. It isn’t right!” Aksyonov added.
Before Russia’s annexation of Crimea, mainland Ukraine provided 85% of Crimea’s fresh water by means of the North Crimean Canal that runs from the Dnieper River. Following the annexation, water supply through the canal has been stopped.