Contents tagged with water supply

  • UN warns of humanitarian disaster due to hostilities in the Donbas

    The UN is concerned that the increased hostilities near the water supply infrastructure in the Donbas may lead to the leakage of lethal chlorine gas, as stated by the UN Resident Coordinator, Neal Walker, Radio Liberty reports.

    Walker said that during the past few days, two water treatment plants on both sides of the demarcation line were fired at.

    "The UN is extremely concerned about the possible leakage of the dangerous chlorine gas stored at both plants. If one 900-kg container is …

  • Ukraine intends to stop water supply to separatist-controlled areas of Luhansk region

    The Luhansk Energy Association (LEA) is preparing to shut down the Zapadna (Western) filtering station, which supplies water to the separatist-held territories of the Luhansk region, as announced by the Director General of the LEA, Volodymyr Hrytsay, Hromadske Radio reports.

    "Permission from the Ukrainian National Power Company, UkrEnergo is needed to disconnection this facility. We have been requesting permission from UkrEnergo for a year and have not received any response. Today, the debt …

  • Ukraine to stop water supply to separatist-held areas of the Luhansk region

    The Ukrainian company Luhansk Energy Union (LEU) said that as of Monday 6 November, inhabitants of the Luhansk province will have no water supply due to the waterworks’ debt, as reported by the TV channel 112 Ukraine with reference to the LEU’s statement.

    According to the TV channel, power to the Petrovsk pump station of the Popasna waterworks which supplies the inhabitants of the Luhansk province will be switched off. The LEU’s report notes that the company’s leadership has repeatedly asked …

  • Expert: Crimea on the verge of withering, Kremlin prepares ultimatum for Ukraine

    Russia is experiencing major problems with the water supply to the annexed Crimea. Drought is affecting the agriculture and the industry of the peninsula and the steppe could turn into a lifeless wasteland. In order to resolve this problem, Vladimir Putin may take a radical step – giving Ukraine an ultimatum, writes   political columnist Sergey Stelmakh in a blog post for Krym.Realii.

    “The Kremlin cannot acknowledge its own failure. Moscow is preparing the information groundwork for a future …

  • UNICEF: 750,000 children in Donbas could be cut off from drinking water

    Almost 750,000 children in Eastern Ukraine could be cut off from clean drinking water as a result of military actions in areas where important facilities of civil infrastructure are located, a representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said, as reported by the UN News Center.

    “Nearly 3 million people in eastern Ukraine rely on water infrastructure that is now in the line of fire. We expect more families will be cut off from safe drinking water, putting children at severe risk of disease, …

  • LPR said that Ukraine has cut water supply by 85%

    Ukraine has cut the water supplied by the Zapadnaya Water Treatment Plant to the separatist-held areas of the Luhansk region by 85%, according to the separatist website, Lugansk Media Center, citing reports from the Luganskvoda water supply company.

    “On May 4th at two o'clock in the morning, Ukraine reduced the feed from the Zapadnaya Water Treatment Plant by 85%; as usual, no reasons were given,” the report said.

    Kyiv supplies water to the Luhansk region from two main water intakes - the …

  • Ten Thousand Left without Water in Crimea

    On Saturday, January 2nd, the center of Sevastopol and some other areas of the city experienced a blackout because of a power grid accident. Electricity was then supplied only on certain hours following a predetermined schedule. After the accident some of the residents started having problems with the water supply too.

    A 600 mm high pressure pipe suddenly ruptured, cutting off the centralized water supply to about 10,000 people in the suburbs of Sevastopol, namely Inkerman City, GRES and Gorny …

  • De-facto Prime Minister expropriates property in Crimea

    The Prime Minister of Russian-Occupied Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, has declared a wartime regime and demanded that five local businesses hand over their water wells to the administrative body of the city of Sudak.

    “In emergency situations, we can make protocol decisions, obliging private businesses to hand over their wells in order to provide the population with drinking water. The wartime regime allows us to initiate criminal proceedings against those who impede this decision” Aksyonov stated at …