Thursday, January 31, 2019

Kiev's water blockade of Crimea

This story has been effectively blacked out of US media:

"In 2013, the North Crimean Canal drew 1.5 million cubic meters of water. It amounted to about 85 percent of Crimea's drinking and irrigation water. But shortly after the annexation, Ukrainian authorities shut the canal with a hastily-built dam.

"From the very start of the water blockade, Ukraine knew it would bring about a humanitarian "catastrophe". Those were the words of Vasily Stashuk, Ukraine's top irrigation official at the time, who resisted the blocking of the canal.

"The blockade has nearly eliminated agriculture in Crimea." (Al-Jazeera Jan 4 17)

 Except when projected onto the adversary/ object of propaganda: