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  • 13 May 2016- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHERSON, Ukraine The Ukrainian government does not recognize any authority in Crimea, and so will not supply water or electricity to the peninsula, Andrey Gordeev, the newly-appointed head of the Kherson Regional Administration, said this week. “We do
  • 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
  • 3 May 2016- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists was reported over the weekend near the Svitlodarsk reservoir, between the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. One Ukrainian soldier was killed and seven others
  • 28 Apr 2016- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Crimea will be water-independent in 2020, Konstantin Bakharev, deputy chairman of the Crimean State Council, said this week. “Water mains are now pulling [supply] from the Russian mainland,” Bakharev wrote in an April 28th Facebook
  • 22 Apr 2016- 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Ukraine should not resume water supply to Crimea as long as the peninsula is under Russian control, according to Zaremba Ozenbash, deputy head of the State Service for Crimea and Sevastopol. He told Krym. Realiji radio on April 21st that
  • 14 Apr 2016- 11:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine The European Union and the German government this week announced that they are providing a long-term concessional loan to municipal water utility Chernivtsivodokanal for a project to renovate the drinking water system in Chernivtsi,
  • 12 Apr 2016- 12:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KERCH, Crimea Eastern Crimea will have access to stable water supply be 2020 via a new canal, according to Alexander Zhdanov, minister of housing and communal services in the separatist Crimean government. “The new water supply canal will use the
  • 8 Apr 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) facilitated and monitored adherence to a regional ceasefire to allow the Luhansk water company to complete repairs to the water
  • 6 Apr 2016- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Some 700,000 people in northern and central Crimea could be affected by shortages due to the cut off of water supply via the North Crimean Canal, the Ukrainian Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food said this week. Some 400,000 hectares
  • 6 Apr 2016- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine this week followed up on reports that villages in Ukrainian-government-controlled and breakaway regions of the Luhansk region were cut
  • 4 Apr 2016- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Crimea’s agricultural land could become a “desert” if steps are not taken to change agricultural practices, according to Mikhail Apostol, former Ukrainian parliament member and adviser to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. “How will the
  • 1 Apr 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine The Council of Ministers of the self-proclaimed “Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR)” is considering a plan to meet 99 percent of its water needs using its own water sources. The LPR covers the southern third of Luhansk province, including
  • 3 Mar 2016- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine Utility workers at the Donetsk water treatment plant had to be evacuated this week, and the plant shut down, due to nearby fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists, according to the local water company. Despite a
  • 26 Feb 2016- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine Major repair work has been completed on the Seversky Donets Canal, which was the main water source for eastern Ukraine’s breakaway Donetsk region until it was seriously damaged by fighting in August 2014, Donetsk Province Governor Pavlo
  • 22 Feb 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Crimean authorities have been ordered to prepare for possible water shortages in some parts of the peninsula, the government announced on its website on February 20th. Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov has directed all emergency

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