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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 7 Jun 2016- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea A working group from the Crimean government will submit a list of possible projects for Chinese investment within a month, Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov told a governmental meeting this week. A delegation of Crimean officials
  • 31 May 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea A proposal to transfer water from the Kuban River in Russia to Crimea is not feasible due to insufficient water availability in Russia’s Krasnodar region and the expense of constructing the necessary pipeline, according to Igor Vail,
  • 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
  • 18 May 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), with the support of the Japanese government, is working to restore and upgrade five water supply facilities in Eastern Ukraine, including the Kramatorsk, Kreminna and Semenivka pumping
  • 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
  • 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
  • 3 May 2016- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists was reported over the weekend near the Svitlodarsk reservoir, between the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. One Ukrainian soldier was killed and seven others
  • 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
  • 22 Apr 2016- 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Ukraine should not resume water supply to Crimea as long as the peninsula is under Russian control, according to Zaremba Ozenbash, deputy head of the State Service for Crimea and Sevastopol. He told Krym. Realiji radio on April 21st that

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