Ukrainian law enforcers shut down illegal pipeline that supplied water to part of Crimea
The Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the Counterintelligence Department of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), as part of the pretrial investigation in criminal proceedings against PJSC Crimean Titan, have discovered in Kalanchak district, Kherson region, and stopped the operation of a pipeline that supplied water to the territory of Russian-occupied Crimea.
According to the press service of the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the wells through which the water was pumped are located 15 meters from the demarcation line. According to preliminary data, a hidden plastic pipe was laid before 2014 and leads to an industrial enterprise located behind the demarcation line.
As part of the investigation, searches were carried out at the site of two wells in Kalanchak district, which, according to the technical documentation, were intended solely for the extraction of groundwater and its supply to the specified industrial enterprise.
"The results of the conducted searches showed that one of the wells connects a hidden pipeline through the demarcation line with the occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in the direction of PJSC Crimean Titan," reads the report.
During the investigation, this water supply was recorded and stopped. The Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is identifying individuals who may be involved in hidden water supply.