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  • 21 Jun 2017- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON VA, United States A controversial Czech Republic lawmaker this week announced plans for “an international group of scientists (to be) created in the Czech Republic…to prevent the Crimean Peninsula from turning into a desert”, in defiance of
  • 21 Nov 2016- 13:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Crimea urgently needs to address the problem of water supply for irrigation, Crimean Agriculture Minister Andrew Ryumshin said last week. Ryumshin said agriculture on the peninsula was deteriorating due to the lack of creditworthiness
  • 3 Nov 2016- 13:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Crimea has used up about 74 percent of its available freshwater, and has only enough left for one more year, according to Yuriy Smelyanskiy, an expert with Ukrainian non-partisan NGO Maidan of Foreign Affairs. “In Crimea there is a water
  • 20 Oct 2016- 06:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMERFOPOL, Crimea Crimean officials have announced plans to use treated sewage to irrigate agricultural lands. "The problem with sewage in Feodosia will be solved by transferring the sewage from Cape St. Elijah to … the Kirov area, [where] two
  • 17 Oct 2016- 07:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Italian company Brescia is considering building a desalination plant in Crimea. Brescia’s owner, Fabio Bosio, told the Yalta International Economic Forum press service on October 16th that his firm was prepared to offer its innovative
  • 11 Oct 2016- 07:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology Sergey Donskoy has instructed Crimean authorities to tighten water consumption restrictions, saying “water is now the weight of gold” on the peninsula. Donskoy had previously warned
  • 26 Jul 2016- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Crimean farmers are facing annual losses of some $216 million USD due to damaged or destroyed irrigation systems, according to Andrei Grigorensko, agriculture minister in the self-styled Crimean government. "We only have 13,000
  • 20 Jun 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Crimean officials are looking into the possibility of filling the North Crimea Canal with water from lakes Donuzlav and Sasyk-Sivash to provide water for drinking and irrigation. Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov has charged the
  • 23 May 2016- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US government on May 20th announced over $28 million USD in additional humanitarian assistance for “hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people affected by Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine and Russia’s occupation
  • 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
  • 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
  • 6 Nov 2015- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien this week called for unimpeded access for aid workers to assist vulnerable communities in eastern Ukraine. “I came to Ukraine to see for myself the consequences of the
  • 4 Nov 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STRASBOURG, France In a report released this week, the Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner warned of the worsening humanitarian situation in war-torn eastern Ukraine, where 5 million people are currently in need of assistance and access to
  • 2 Nov 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIEVIERODONETSK, Ukraine An ammunition depot explosion in the town of Svatove, in eastern Ukraine’s breakaway Luhansk region, has killed two people, injured eight more, and interrupted central heating and water and gas supply services, the International
  • 19 Oct 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine The United States will provide an additional $15 million USD in humanitarian assistance for those affected by the conflict in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region, the US Embassy in Ukraine said in a statement last week. "This new funding

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