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  • 13 Oct 2016- 09:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Crimean officials this week announced a plan to build a new channel to transfer water to the North Crimean Canal, as part of the effort to ease water shortages. The peninsula used to get 85 percent of its freshwater via the North
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEVASTOPOL, Crimea Water levels in the Chernorechensky reservoir, the main supply source for the city of Sevastopol, have dropped to 29 million cubic meters, according to Aleksey Chainikov, chief engineer at the Sevastopol Vodokanal. The reservoir’s
  • 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
  • 2 Sep 2016- 11:20 by Local Press Report KIEV Ukrainian Journal Ukraine's Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry, the Energy Ministry of Kazakhstan and Kazakh National Nuclear Company Kazatomprom have agreed to establish a joint venture for uranium mining in both countries. Commenting on the
  • 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
  • 2 Sep 2016- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FEODOSIA, Crimea Residents of the Crimean port city of Feodosia have turned to rainwater for their needs after a breakdown in the network left them without piped water supply. The Crimean News Agency (QHA) cited YouTube videos by residents documenting
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 23 Aug 2016- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Drinking water supply to 400,000 people in eastern Ukraine is at risk, according to observers with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Alexander Hug, deputy head of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission for
  • 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

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