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  • 14 Aug 2019- 09:24 by Staff- Water Diplomat KYIV, Ukraine Efforts by leadership of the Russia-occupied Crimea region of Ukraine to access waters of the Dnieper River have been met with short shrift by the government of Ukraine. Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Council of Ministers Georgy Muradov said
  • 1 May 2019- 07:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States After five years of conflict over 3.5 million people in eastern Ukraine are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and protection, the United Nations Security Council was told last week.  UN Assistant Secretary-General for
  • 15 Jan 2019- 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Three water workers in Donetsk, Ukraine, were injured by gunfire January 10, bringing the total to eleven in the past nine months. The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine, Osnat Lubrani condemned the attack on workers of
  • 23 Jul 2018- 07:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Concern is mounting in Ukraine about radioactive contamination of fresh water caused by flooding of mines in the Russia-occupied east of the country. Ambassador Ihor Prokopchuk, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International
  • 11 Jul 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Ongoing shelling in the Horlivka region of eastern Ukraine has seriously damaged water infrastructure, impacting more than 2 million people in both Ukrainian government-controlled and breakaway areas, the International Committee of the Red
  • 17 Jun 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MINSK, Belarus Security, water supply, and railway issues were the main topics addressed during the latest round of subgroup-level talks in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, involving representatives of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in
  • 1 Jun 2016- 08:23 by Local Press Report KYIV Interfax Ukraine The Supreme Court of Ukraine has argued that the formation of the National Commission for Energy, Housing and Utilities Services Regulation by the Ukrainian president is unconstitutional. The court filed relevant application to the
  • 14 Apr 2016- 11:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine The European Union and the German government this week announced that they are providing a long-term concessional loan to municipal water utility Chernivtsivodokanal for a project to renovate the drinking water system in Chernivtsi,
  • 14 Apr 2016- 11:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Worsening violence in eastern Ukraine has left many people living close to the front line of the conflict dependent on humanitarian aid, relief group the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said this week. "Many people in
  • 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
  • 4 Mar 2016- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The conflict in eastern Ukraine is still severely impacting the daily life of civilians, especially those in areas controlled by armed separatist groups, according to a report released this week by the Office of the United Nations
  • 28 Jan 2016- 09:07 by Local Press Report KYIV Ukraine News Agency The Ukrainian parliament has ratified the agreement between the Ukrainian and German governments on financial cooperation under municipal Climate Protection Program II (Municipal water supply system project in Chernivtsi, stage 1).
  • 10 Dec 2015- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine The deputy speaker of Ukraine’s Rada (parliament), Andrij Parubij, this week called on Ukrainian lawmakers to pass a bill that would ban food trade and water and electricity supply to the Crimean peninsula. Writing in Ukrayinska Pravda on
  • 24 Nov 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEVASTOPOL, Crimea Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed into law a decree that calls for a single water supply system covering the city of Sevastopol and the rest of the Crimea peninsula. “The government of the federation of Russia believes
  • 4 Nov 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STRASBOURG, France In a report released this week, the Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner warned of the worsening humanitarian situation in war-torn eastern Ukraine, where 5 million people are currently in need of assistance and access to