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Trees are being cut down in Yalta for laying a gas pipeline

In the occupied Crimea, near the Yalta mountain-forest reserve, trees are being cut down for laying a gas pipeline. According to the Zapovedny Krym establishment, the trees are being demolished outside the reserve. The press service of the department reported.

5 January 2021

The occupants stopped pumping water from Lake Inkerman

The occupants were forced to stop pumping water from the lake in the Inkerman quarry, since there were no reserves left there. The water intake facilities on the shore of the lake have already been dismantled and removed.

5 January 2021

Rivers continue to dry up in the occupied Crimea

Forecasters from the occupied Crimea noted that due to a long shortage of precipitation in December 2020, most of the mudflow rivers of Alushta, Sudak and Feodosia continue to dry up. This is reported by the so-called Hydrometeorological Center of the annexed peninsula.

4 January 2021

Occupants recorded air pollution in Armyansk and Yañı Qapı

In Armyansk and Yañı Qapı of the occupied Crimea, atmospheric air pollution was recorded according to five indicators. This wass reported by the so-called Hydrometeorological Center of the annexed peninsula.

7 December 2020

The CTRC provided information to the UN Special Rapporteur on the impact of the irrational policy of the Russian Federation on the water balance of Crimea

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center prepared and sent to the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, Dr. David Boyd, a report on The impact of the irrational policy of the occupation power of the Russian Federation on the water balance of Crimea.

25 November 2020

Experts outlined the features of the legal environment of the occupied Crimea (video)

On Friday, November 13, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Ukraine held the 16th session of the Crimean Discussion Club on the topic Legal Environment of the Occupied Crimea. As part of the event, experts systematized and outlined the scale of the legal mechanisms of the occupation power of Crimea in the field of human rights, and also discussed the international obligations of the Russian Federation regarding the peninsula in the legal sphere. Based on the discussion, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center will develop appropriate recommendations for the Ukrainian authorities.

23 November 2020

In Crimea, there is a reduction in the area of the water surface for virtually all large reservoirs - CTRC (video)

On Friday, November 20, employees and experts of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center presented the results of monitoring the water resources of the occupied Crimea according to satellite communications. According to the study, the peninsula is experiencing a reduction in the area of the water surface for virtually all large bodies of water. The average reduction in the area of the water surface from 2015 to 2020 is 32%: reservoirs - 43%, lakes - 25%.

22 November 2020

Air pollution found on the administrative border with the occupied Crimea

Environmental air monitoring studies were carried out near the administrative border with the occupied Crimea, in Chaplynka and Kalanchak districts. According to the results, an excess of both the maximum one-time and the average daily maximum permissible concentration of a number of substances was found. This is reported by the Main Directorate of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection in the Kherson region.

11 November 2020

The Militarization of Crimea by Russia is Dangerous for the Natural Systems of the Region - Bariiev

In an interview with Krym Realii, Eskender Bariiev, Сhairman of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center (CTRC) and member of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, stated that the challenges of the militarization of Crimea by Russia are dangerous both for the indigenous peoples of Crimea and for various natural systems of the region. Bariiev noted that the CTRC continues to pay close attention to this problem.

9 November 2020

Sea pollution with oil products recorded off the coast of the occupied Crimea

In the areas of the Yalta Bay and the Kerch Strait of the occupied Crimea, sea pollution was recorded. On the coast of the peninsula, the excess of MPC for oil products and organochlorine pesticides was found. This is reported by the so-called "Hydrometeorological Center" of the annexed peninsula.

9 November 2020

The main source of water supply in the village of the occupied Crimea has dried up

In the village of Zelenohirske in the Bilohirsk District, the main source of water supply has completely dried up, and there are no other sources there. This was announced by Maxim Novik, director of the Simferopol branch of the Water of Crimea enterprise, at a meeting of the operational headquarters on water supply problems.

4 November 2020

All negative environmental factors are caused by the military-economic activity in Crimea - UIMTU

The Ukrainian independent maritime trade union sent to the UN and other international organizations and bodies a statement “Environmental and Humanitarian Challenges in the Maritime Areas around Crimea”, which emphasizes that all negative environmental factors are caused by military-economic activities in Crimea. The press service of the department reported about this.

2 November 2020

Desalination of water in Crimea can lead to environmental disaster - expert

The so-called Head of the Department of water supply, sewerage and sanitary engineering of the Vernadsky Crimean Federal University, Illia Nikolenko said that desalination of water in the occupied Crimea could lead to an environmental disaster, since the technology includes a large amount of saline waste that has not yet been figured out how to dispose of. This was reported by the RIA News Crimea media agency.

26 October 2020

Occupiers illegally paved a road in the reserve

The occupiers illegally paved a road on the territory of the Gurzuf section of the Yalta mountain-forest reserve, which caused significant damage, which amounted to more than 500 thousand rubles. The so-called Prosecutor's Office of the occupied Crimea opened a criminal case under Article 262 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The press service of the department reported about this.

7 October 2020

Five rivers completely dried up in occupied Crimea - weather forecasters

Forecasters from the occupied Crimea noted that due to a long shortage of precipitation in the upper reaches of most of the main rivers, very low water levels were observed, and five rivers: Alma, Chorna, Kacha, Belbek and Tonas were completely dry. This is reported by the so-called Hydrometeorological Center of the annexed peninsula.

1 September 2020

"Pink Lake" disappeared in the occupied Crimea

The occupants destroyed one of the sights of Crimea - "Pink Lake". The reason for such an ecological catastrophe is a sand quarry, which, in violation of all environmental standards, is built on the shore of Lake Sasyk-Sivash. This is reported by residents of Evpatoria via Facebook.

24 August 2020

Water supply will be limited in Simferopol and Bakhchisaray regions

The head of the State Unitary Enterprise “Water of Crimea” Vladimir Bazhenov on the air of the TV channel Crimea 24 said that from Monday, August 24, in the Simferopol and Bakhchisaray districts, water supply will be limited in three stages due to drought.

21 August 2020

Water reserves in the Chornorichensky reservoir will be enough until December 2020 - occupants

The department of municipal services of the so-called government of the occupied Sevastopol said that the volume of water in the Chornorichensky reservoir decreased by 5.7 million cubic meters. Thus, the water reserves will be sufficient until December 2020. This was reported by the RIA News Crimea media agency.

14 August 2020