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  • 14 Nov 2016- 12:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine The self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) has signed an agreement with the Ukrainian government for moderate water supply, according to LPR Emergency Ministry head Sergey Ivanushkin. “From now on we will receive water from the
  • 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
  • 7 Oct 2016- 09:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Eighty restoration projects will be carried out in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions by the end of the year, according to the Ukrainian Ministry for the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons. Twenty
  • 29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine A state of emergency has been declared in a number of districts in the self-proclaimed “Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR)” in eastern Ukraine, after Kyiv halted water supply to the region, local news outlets in the breakaway territory
  • 26 Sep 2016- 07:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has laid the groundwork to launch a $224.4 million USD European Investment Bank (EIB)-funded program in conflict-ridden eastern Ukraine. "At present, the path is open for the launch of the joint project
  • 20 Sep 2016- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine The human rights situation in eastern Ukraine has deteriorated as a result of escalating hostilities between June and August, according to a new report from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The
  • 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 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
  • 26 Jan 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Crimean authorities are considering increasing water and sewer rates on the peninsula’s southern coast. According to local news outlet Novosti Kryma, under the new rate structure, customers will not only pay for what they consume, but
  • 6 Nov 2015- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien this week called for unimpeded access for aid workers to assist vulnerable communities in eastern Ukraine. “I came to Ukraine to see for myself the consequences of the
  • 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
  • 3 Apr 2015- 10:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Kyivvodocanal, the water company operating in the Ukrainian capital, is suing contractor Biltek Ltd. over water pollution in the city's Bortnychi district, Kyivvodocanal CEO Andrey Bilyk announced on March 28th. At least 45 residents
  • 17 Feb 2015- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russia’s State Duma (the lower house of the Russian Parliament) plans to issue a formal statement on the "ecocide" in Crimea caused by Ukraine's decision to halt water supply via the North Crimean Canal. “The actions aimed
  • 13 Jan 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine At least 45 residents in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, have been hospitalized after drinking contaminated tap water. “In Bortnichi [a neighborhood in the southern part of Kyiv], 45 people, including 15 children, were taken to the hospital
  • 10 Jun 2014- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine Freshwater supplies have again become an issue in the ongoing troubles in Eastern Ukraine, where the Ukrainian army operating against separatist forces in the Donetsk region has been accused of shutting off water supply to the cities of

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