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Crimea Drills For Water As Crisis Deepens In Parched Peninsula

Drilling crews in Russia-controlled Crimea have begun digging new water wells near the Salhyr River in hopes of easing the severe drought on the peninsula. Environmental groups, however, worry about the ecological impact. Crimea's water crisis came after Ukraine shut down a 400-kilometer canal that carried water to the region following Russia’s 2014 annexation of the peninsula.

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Crimea Desk, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service

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