The Office of Ukrainian President’s Envoy for Crimea has commented on Russia’s allegations claiming Ukraine violates human rights by refusing to renew water supplies to the occupied Crimea that have been cut in 2014 in the wake of Russian aggression and illegal annexation of the peninsula.

On the Office’s Facebook page, the press service recalled that the provisions of international treaties mentioned by Russia have no relation to the human right to water and contain no obligation to resume water supply.

The Office also says it is unacceptable when an occupying power speaks of “rights violations” or “torture,” while “dozens of murders, violent crackdowns, and torture of Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar activists in Crimea took place” under their rule.

The peninsula remains under Russian occupation, therefore it’s the invaders who are entitled to resolve all humanitarian issues, including those of fresh water supplies. Crimea is not drying from water supply blockages but because #RussiaInvadeUkraine.