Ukraine spurns Russia’s accusations that it shut off water tap to Crimea

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April 25, 2014, 4:27 p.m. | Ukraine — by Vladyslav Golovin

Crimea would essentially become an arid desert if mainland Ukraine cuts water supplies to the peninsula from which it gets 80-85 percent of the water it consumes.

Vladyslav Golovin

Vladyslav Golovin was editor for entrepreneurship in Forbes Ukraine from 2011 till 2013. He has experience in TV, daily and weekly newspapers. In 2010 and 2012 he participated in Thomson Reuters training courses. In the beginning of November he resigned from Forbes with a lot of his colleagues in a protest against censorship from new owner - Serhiy Kurchenko.

Russia's Agriculture Minister Nikolay Fedorov announced on April 24 that Ukraine had blocked the North Crimean water channel, which is the main water supply source for the peninsula annexed by the Russian Federation. 

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