Disinfo: Ukraine is waiting for an ecological disaster because of the water blockade of the Crimea


The Ukrainian blockade of the North-Crimean Canal harms residents. The Radensk village in the Kherson district and the Mayachka village in the Oleshkovsky district are drowning.

The Kherson authorities and Kyiv officials are to blame for everything. The worst is still to come: the first ecological disaster is the salting of the fertile land, the second is dehydration, the third is an ecological disaster when there is surplus water in the villages, and they get buried.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine and Crimea.

Flooded houses in the Kherson region have nothing to do with the blockade of the North-Crimean Canal. At the beginning of June, there was heavy rainfall in the region, which led to the flooding of many households, including the villages mentioned.

In its daily report of 7th June 2019, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine noted that "on 6 June, as a result of intense precipitation, 150 dormitories in the village of Novaya Mayachka of the Oleshkovsky district were flooded. At the moment, the Kherson regional council asked the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to provide money in the state budget for the construction of a new drainage system in the village of Novaya Mayachka, which was damaged by flooding.

The consequences of the water blockade of the Crimea refer to occupied Crimea, and not to mainland Ukraine.

More disinformation cases on this issue can be found here.

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  • Reported in: Issue157
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Kherson, Crimea


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