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Russia urges EU to pay attention to water blockade of Crimea
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The Russian Foreign Ministry called on the European Union to pay attention to the water blockade that Crimeans suffer from, instead of repeating accusations against Russia after Ukraine. The representative of Russia's MFA Alexei Zaitsev commented on the Western authorities' claim that Russia is “militarizing” Crimea, RIA Novosti reports.
The "militarization" of the peninsula became a topic of concern in Europe in connection with the laying of two landing ships in Kerch. The start of their construction was given by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at a ceremony held last week.
Zaitsev noted that Russia intends to strengthen the defense potential of its fleet and to ensure stability and security in Crimea. The statement of the European leaders in the Russian Foreign Ministry is viewed as another attempt to interfere in the internal affairs of the country.
As for the violations of international norms, they are once again demonstrated by the Kiev authorities, reminded the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry. In his opinion, it would be more appropriate on the part of the European Union to draw attention to the ongoing water and energy blockade of the Crimean peninsula.
Earlier, the representative of the Crimea Ervin Musaev addressed the UN with an appeal to resolve the issue of the water blockade of the peninsula. He noted that the Western media practically were silent about this issue.