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  • 8 Aug 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Utility rates in Crimea rose by 12.4 percent in July, and in the city of Sevastopol they went up by 13 percent, according to Russia’s Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat). The agency said the increase was the largest in Russian
  • 4 Aug 2016- 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Three large reservoirs will be built in Crimea in the near future, Andrey Lisovsky, vice president of the Crimea State Committee for Water Services and Amelioration, said this week. The reservoirs will be built in the Bakhchisaray,
  • 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
  • 29 Jul 2016- 10:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia French companies may be interested in investing in a number of economic development projects in Crimea, French lawmakers said this week. “I have read document called concept of development of Crimea on how to attract investments, develop
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 22 Jul 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEVASTOPOL, Crimea Local residents in Crimea’s Belbek Valley have launched a protest against a new Russian project that they say will limit water supply in the region. The project involves capturing water from the Kokkozka River, according to pro
  • 1 Jul 2016- 11:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Crimean authorities plan to build five more large water reservoirs between 2017 and 2020 to ensure water supply on the peninsula, a Russian official said this week. The new water storage facilities would bring the number of reservoirs
  • 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
  • 29 Jun 2016- 11:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine Several cities in breakaway portions of eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk region-- including Alchevsk, Krasnodon, Stakhanov, Rovenky, and Sverdlovsk-- have been without power supply and, consequently, without water for the past week, according
  • 23 Jun 2016- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Russian Duma this week adopted a draft law amending regulation of water supply in Crimea. Under the amended law, a common water supply and sewerage program will be implemented on the peninsula, which Russia annexed two years ago,
  • 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
  • 22 Jun 2016- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEVASTOPOL, Crimea The non-revenue water rate in the Crimean city of Sevastopol is between 42 and 48 percent, officials heard this week. Local utility Sevastopol Vodokanal told the legislative assembly on June 21st that water "losses" in the

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