The "ministry" added that the drought emergency was previously declared in six other regions of the peninsula.
Earlier, the drought emergency was declared in Crimea’s Krasnogvardeysky, Nizhnegorsky, Pervomaisky, and Sovietsky districts. Russian media earlier reported quoting the "head" of the Crimean occupation authorities, Sergei Aksenov, that the drought emergency was declared all across the peninsula.
Aksenov said in late May that Crimean farmers lost more than one billion rubles due to the spring drought.
Ukraine covered up to 85 percent of Crimea’s needs in fresh water which was delivered through the North-Crimean channel connecting the main channel of the Dnipro River with the peninsula. Water supplies to the peninsula were cut off after the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation in 2014.