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  • 10 Nov 2020- 07:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Tensions between Russia and Ukraine over access to water in Russia-occupied Crimea, that started with a blockade of the North Crimea canal in 2014, continue. Ukraine lawmaker Rustam Umerov has claimed that Russian occupation forces deliver
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 15 Oct 2015- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Ukrainian authorities have set aside over $457 million USD that could be used to rehabilitate infrastructure in the eastern Donbass region, provided peace and "Ukraine's sovereignty" there are restored, President Petro
  • 8 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine The Ukrainian government has allocated $118 million USD to aid in post-conflict recovery in the parts of eastern Ukraine that are under its control, an official announced this week. Maksim Efimov, first deputy chairman of the parliamentary
  • 28 Sep 2015- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine International humanitarian groups, as well as the Ukrainian and US governments, have criticized pro-Russian separatists for ejecting international aid organizations from Ukraine’s Luhansk region last week. On September 24th, the de facto
  • 27 Mar 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea The Chernorechenskoye Reservoir, the main source of water for the Crimean Black Sea port city of Sevastopol, is currently holding about 39 million cubic meters of water-- 26 million cubic meters less than its maximum volume, according