November 22, 2015
Translated from Russian by Tom Winter
Verkhovna Rada Deputy: Crimea will be Ukrainian or depopulated*
The electrical blackout in Crimea should be followed up with blockage of their water and gas, declared Igor Mosiychuk, deputy of the Verkhovna Rada.
“In addition to the food blockade of the Crimea, Ukraine and Ukrainians must implement three primary steps for the speedy release of Crimea from the Moscovian invaders:
1) Continue the energy blockade of the Crimea with all available means;
2) Stop the water supply to the occupied peninsula;
3) Stop the supply and transit of gas to the territory of temporarily occupied Crimea.
If the governing regime does not implement these measures to liberate the peninsula occupied by Moscow invaders, then the Ukrainians have a right to fight for the liberation of the Crimea without any warrant to do so from the authorities. And remember, that Crimea can be either Ukrainian or deserted! declared Mosiychuk in a prepared statement.
*No exact equivalent for bezlyudniy in English. Literally, “without people,” without any people.” Quite the euphemism. For the application of this “Ukraine or Desert” principle generally, see this from 2014.