KYIV, Aug 13 – Ukraine has not closed off a tributary of the Dnipro River, but the canal along which water was supplied to Russia-occupied Crimea. Ukraine has every right to do this, the Ukrainian president's representative for Crimea Anton Korynevych said.
"I can say the following about the latest flare up of attention by bureaucrats of Russia-occupied Crimea about water from the Dnipro River: Crimea is Ukraine. Crimea is not part of Russia. Therefore, Russia cannot raise issues connected with Crimea in international relations. Issues related with Crimea can only be raised by a state which exercises sovereignty [there], that is, by Ukraine," Korynevych said on Facebook on Tuesday.