The Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolay Patrushev at exit meeting on the issues of national security in Simferopol on Tuesday, June 27, stated that the area of irrigated land in the Crimea has decreased in 2014, after joining the Peninsula to Russia, decreased by 92% due to issues with water supply.
Security Council Secretary stated that in connection with this great problem of drought in the Russian Peninsula discontinued production of rice in difficult conditions have been freshwater fisheries. Suffer also industrial enterprises.
The fact is that Ukraine was provided to 85% of needs of the Crimea in fresh water coming from the Dnieper through the North Crimean canal, this water was used for irrigation of agricultural land of some 140 hectares. After the annexation of Crimea to Russia the water supply in the canal on the Peninsula was completely stopped.