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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
  • 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
  • 1 Nov 2016- 07:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Fish vendors demonstrated last week against water cuts that led to the closure of the central market in the Crimean city of Simferopol and put their livelihoods at risk. They threatened to escalate to “Maidan” (street protests), local
  • 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
  • 3 Oct 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea The upper portion of Crimea’s Belgorskiy Reservoir, one of the largest reservoirs on the peninsula, was completely dry by the end of September, according to local news sources. The bed of the Biyuk-Karasu River, which feeds the
  • 26 Sep 2016- 07:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KERCH, Crimea Water levels in the reservoir supplying Kerch have dropped to 6.3 million cubic meters-- only enough to meet the city’s needs for another 20 days, Anzor Borlakov, director of regional utility "Water of Crimea,” said last week. The
  • 8 Sep 2016- 08:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEVASTOPOL, Crimea The Chernorechensky reservoir, the main water supply source for Sevastopol, is currently at less than half capacity, raising the risk of water shortages in the Crimean port city, according to Nikolai Pereguda, director of the local
  • 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
  • 30 Jun 2016- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Water consumption has increased dramatically in Crimea amid an ongoing heat wave, said Alexander Zhdanov, Minister of Housing and Communal Services in the separatist Crimean government. The city of Simferopol, which usually consumes
  • 9 Jun 2016- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Effective July 1st, tariffs for utility services in Crimea will go up by 8 to 15 percent, the Crimean committee on prices and tariffs announced this week on its website. The committee said gas and heating rates would increase by 10
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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