Category Archives: Water

Will there be water in Crimea?

By Alex Ivanov. Moscow Correspondent Since the unification of Crimea with Russia in March 2014, problems with the water supply disturb the population of the Peninsula. Ukraine has stopped supplying fresh water from the Dnieper river through the North Crimean canal, writes Alex Ivanov, Moscow correspondent. It is known that there has always been a shortage of water in Crimea,

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Putin claims mounting crisis in occupied Crimea can be reversed by fresh water supplies under Azov Sea

On December 17, Vladimir Putin said that the mounting water crisis in Russia-occupied Crimea, a crisis that means most residents get water of low quality only four hours a day, can be solved by drilling into what he said are enormous supplies of fresh water lying under the Azov Sea. Such an enormously expensive project, typical of the giantism of

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Reservoir supplying water to Russia’s Black Sea Fleet base in occupied Crimea almost dried up (Photo)

The situation of Sevastopol’s freshwater supplies is rapidly deteriorating. Crimea’s Chornorichenske water reservoir, the main source of freshwater for Sevastopol, home of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet base, is now less than half full amid continued drought. The city’s water supply situation is rapidly deteriorating, blogger Wasily Crimea wrote on Twitter posting fresh photos of the water reservoir. “The Chornorichenske water reservoir feeding

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Head of Crimea refuses to ask Ukrainian President to resume water supply to peninsula

The head of the annexed Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, said that the Crimean authorities will not ask the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, to resume the supply of water to the peninsula. “Besides Zelensky, no one in Ukraine can make such a decision, everything else is a talk about nothing,” said Aksyonov in an interview for Russian 24 TV channel. He added

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River almost dries out amid water shortage in occupied Crimea (Photo)

The relevant photos were posted by a local blogger. A water-shortage disaster has been unfolding in the Russian-occupied Crimea, which is evidenced by the recent photos of the Salgir River in the city of Simferopol. The photos recently posted on Twitter by blogger RoksolanaToday&Crimea25% (@KrimRT) show the river-bed that has been almost dried out and covered with weeds. In contrast,

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Critical water shortage in Crimea may prompt new Russian attack against Ukraine

Article by: Paul Goble The Crimean Peninsula has long suffered from water shortages, but these are now often exacerbated by the ever-more frequent winters with little-to-no rain or snow. In the last several months, under Russian occupation, those difficulties have become critical: according to Russian officials, the region has seen its reserves of potable water decline by 60 percent and will entirely run

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Foreign Minister: I want speculations to come to an end, water will not be supplied to Crimea

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated that the Kyiv administration is not considering to supply water to the Crimea under Russian occupation. Speaking on the Ukrainian television channel, Foreign Minister Kuleba said, “Ukraine does not intend to re-supply Dnipro water to the occupied Crimea. I want all the speculations, doubts and predictions about this to come to an end.” Reporting

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“Facilitating Occupation”: Should Ukraine Be Selling Water to Occupied Crimea?

“If we give water to the Crimea in order to have some great advantage in the negotiations about the Donbas, my personal opinion is that I would consider it a sufficient compromise,” the chairman of the Servant of the People parliamentary faction, David Arakhamia, said on February 11. But after the statement caused a public outcry, he apologized for his

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