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  • 19 Apr 2018- 08:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine The Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group has warned that "Militants from the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DNR] are ignoring local residents, the Ukrainian government and international warnings, and flooding the Yunkom
  • 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
  • 10 Nov 2016- 13:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Water levels in Crimea’s reservoirs are continuing to fall, putting future water supply on the peninsula at risk. Crimean blogger Sergey Psarev, who investigated the issue, found that the Izobilnensky Reservoir, which supplies Alushta
  • 8 Nov 2016- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine A chemical plant in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine has violated water basin protection rules by dumping its waste into the Seversky Donets River, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) in Luhansk announced this week. "The
  • 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 MOSCOW, Russia Russia’s amended federal Water Code adds the Crimean watershed district to the country’s main management unit. The goal is to be able to use the basin approach to water management on the Crimean peninsula and in the city of Sevastopol,
  • 27 Oct 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEVASTOPOL, Crimea Planned construction of a reservoir in the Sevastopol area could cause serious environmental damage in Crimea, Crimean Deputy Prime Minister Oleg Kazurin said during a recent working meeting. The project, which will divert water from
  • 2 Sep 2016- 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIVNE, Ukraine The local utility has blocked a pipeline that was discharging sewage from nearby luxury homes into Basov Kut Lake, in Ukraine's Rivne oblast. News agency UNN quoted Vladimir Lapok, deputy head of the Department of Housing and Communal
  • 30 Aug 2016- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FEODOSIA, Crimea Local residents have complained about sewage contamination in the Crimean resort and port city of Feodosia. Local media quoted a resident, identified only as “Alexander,” as saying there was “black mud,” a mixture of sludge and
  • 22 Aug 2016- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHISINAU, Moldova Apă-Canal Chişinău, the water company operating in the Moldovan capital, Chisinau, has warned that prolonged drought in the region has caused water levels in the Dniester River to drop to critically low levels, jeopardizing water
  • 19 Aug 2016- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Drinking water quality in Kerch, Feodosia and other areas in eastern Crimea has improved after Ukraine cut off water supply from the Dnieper River to the peninsula via the North Crimean Canal, Russian media reported this week, quoting
  • 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
  • 26 Jul 2016- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine Shelling near the village of Novgorod in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine has damaged a water pipeline in the area; this in turn raises the risk that wastewater stored behind dams at a nearby chemical plant will overflow,
  • 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
  • 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

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