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  • 22 Nov 2016- 08:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has urged members of the Minsk-based Trilateral Contact Group on Eastern Ukraine to take urgent action to provide water supply in the Luhansk region. To avoid cut-offs affecting 600
  • 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
  • 10 Oct 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MINSK, Belarus The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced last week that it will step in and pay electricity bills to prevent water cut-offs that could affect 600,000 people in eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk region. "We've taken
  • 29 Aug 2016- 07:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine Twelve thousand residents of Stanichno, in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine, were left without water, electricity or communications last week due to shelling by pro-Russian separatists, according to Yury Garbuz, head of the VGA,
  • 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 Aug 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Ukraine's State Service of Exports Control this week denied that it had recently blocked humanitarian supplies of liquid chlorine to the Luhansk region. Heorhiy Tuka, Ukraine’s Deputy Minister for the Temporarily Occupied Territories
  • 29 Jul 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine Two million residents of eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk region could be left without safe water supply due to a lack of chlorine for water treatment. In a posting on his Facebook page this week, Heorhiy Tuka, Ukraine’s Deputy Minister for
  • 28 Jul 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MINSK, Belarus Russian and Ukrainian negotiators took up the issue of water supply in the Donbass region during this week’s meeting of the trilateral contact group on Ukraine, according to Martin Sajdik, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in
  • 22 Jun 2016- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine As part of its emergency loan program for the restoration of eastern Ukraine for 2016-2017, the European Investment Bank is allocating $14 million USD this year for housing and communal services, road transport infrastructure, and
  • 13 Jun 2016- 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Escalating violence in populated areas of eastern Ukraine  is threatening the lives of civilians and causing damage to civilian infrastructure that provides essential services, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross
  • 10 Jun 2016- 11:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko this week allocated $120 million USD for restoration of infrastructure in the war-torn Donbass region. "We’ve done everything in our power to raise $120 million USD for the local budgets of the
  • 9 Jun 2016- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine Eight thousand people in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine are without access to drinking water, according to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM). In its latest
  • 8 Jun 2016- 11:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine After a period of relative calm early last month, violence is again intensifying in eastern Ukraine, further damaging infrastructure in the region and hampering efforts to repair existing damage, according to the latest humanitarian
  • 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
  • 20 May 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine The water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) situation in war-torn eastern Ukraine remains “a big concern,” the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned in its latest situation report on the region. “In order to prevent the existing

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