How Annexed Crimea's Residents Cope Without Drinking Water
Seven years after its 2014 annexation by Russia, Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula that once thrived on tourism, is struggling to find adequate drinking water. Ukraine, which formerly supplied most of Crimea’s potable water, refused to continue those supplies once Russia moved both troops and Russian citizens onto the peninsula. Ex-Former President Leonid Kravchuk, Ukraine’s chief envoy to territorial talks with Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, told Current Time that only Russia’s withdrawal could change that position. In recent remarks, however, he has stated that a humanitarian emergency might as well.