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  • 8 Aug 2016- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine Petroleum products have been found in water sources in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine, the Luhansk Prosecutor’s Office reported this week. “The Prosecutor’s Office of the Luhansk Region, in cooperation with the regional Office of
  • 3 Jun 2016- 09:59 by Local Press Report DONETSK Washington Post Land mines and sniper fire, tank traps and unexploded shells have shut down Highway 20, the main artery into eastern Ukraine’s separatist stronghold of Donetsk. But despite the upheavals caused by two years of war, ordinary life along
  • 11 May 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Destruction of infrastructure and industrial facilities in eastern Ukraine could have serious environmental consequences for the region, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s Intelligence Directorate warned this week. The directorate’s press
  • 29 Mar 2016- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine Water supply to some 400,000 people in the Donetsk region has been restored, thanks to the efforts of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Special Monitoring Mission (OSCE SMM) in Ukraine, OSCE SMM Principal Deputy
  • 24 Mar 2016- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MINSK, Belarus The first-ever joint meeting of the Contact Group on the eastern Ukraine conflict’s sub-groups on security and political issues took place in Minsk on March 23rd. During the meeting, representatives of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People
  • 21 Mar 2016- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The German government is providing $30 million USD for two United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) projects to help children in eastern Ukraine access water, sanitation and child protection services, the United Nations
  • 18 Mar 2016- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine The United Nations this week called on all parties to the conflict in eastern Ukraine to ensure access to safe drinking water in the Donetsk region. The call came after staff from regional water provider Voda Donbassa were forced to
  • 17 Mar 2016- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine The defense ministry of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR)” in eastern Ukraine warned on March 16th that shelling of the Donetsk water filtration station posed a serious environmental threat due to the presence of
  • 15 Mar 2016- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine Pro-Russian separatists this week accused Ukrainian forces of shelling the area near the Donetsk water filtration station. In a report carried by UK-based citizen journalist site LiveLeak, separatists were quoted as saying that
  • 14 Mar 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine Water supply to some 400,000 residents of eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region is threatened after a local water filtration station came under heavy fire. Ukrainian media reported that the plant, located in an area controlled by pro-Russian
  • 11 Mar 2016- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MINSK, Belarus Efforts to rebuild and repair infrastructure in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine are being hindered by ceasefire violations and slow progress removing landmines, Martin Sajdik, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
  • 21 Jan 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine Only one of three water pipelines crossing the “contact line” in the Ukrainian government-controlled town of Zolote, north of Luhansk, is operational, and a 500-meter stretch of pipe needs to be demined before repair work on it can be
  • 18 Jan 2016- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Mine clearance at the Gorlovka-Mayorsk water pipeline-- part of the Seversky Donets canal in eastern Ukraine-- will be completed by the end of this month, according to a spokesman for the Joint Center for Ceasefire Control and
  • 13 Nov 2015- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Damaged pipelines in eastern Ukraine threaten not only water supply, but also heat and electricity provision at a time when temperatures in the region are dropping, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today (November
  • 22 Oct 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine Members of the Donetsk border guards in eastern Ukraine have accused an officer of facilitating theft of steel water pipes from the Pavlopil reservoir area, according to western Ukrainian news outlet ZIK. One border guard secretly