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externalBBC: Ukraine loses $135 million as Russia steals water from Dnipro River to supply it to occupied Crimea

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July 2, 2022 10:39 pmby The Kyiv Independent news desk

According to BBC, the Russian military seized the Kakhovka reservoir in Kherson Oblast during the first days of the all-out invasion and let the water go down the 400-kilometer-long North Crimean Canal, blocked by Ukraine in 2014 when Russia illegally annexed the peninsula. Every second, 50 cubic meters of water flow through the canal, which costs Ukraine around $1.1 million per day.

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