` Ukraine Commenced Building a Dam on `North Crimean Canal ‘ to Block Water to the Crimean Peninsula ‘

#AceWorldNews -SIMFEROPOL – May 07 – Ukraine is building a dam on the North Crimean Canal in the Kherson Oblast about 40km from the border with Crimea, Crimea Inform news agency reported citing witnesses’ reports.

The dam is built from bags with sand on the side of the Armyansk – Kherson highway near a bridge in the town of Kalanchak.

“With the help of cranes and other construction equipment, the dam in the canal is being built right from the bridge,” eyewitnesses said.

Earlier, Ukrainian officials said Crimea was illegally taking water from the North Crimean Canal.

Crimean authorities, in turn, have repeatedly stated their readiness to sign a contract on water supply to the peninsula, but received no answer.

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` Activists Blocked the Plane of Ukrainian Mykhailo Dobkin from Taking off from Kherson Airport ‘

#AceWorldNews – KIEV – April 28 – Unidentified people blocked the jet of Ukrainian presidential nominee Mykhailo Dobkin on the runway of Kherson airport.

Deputy director of the airport Yuri Sidoryuk reported this on Monday.

“At about 09:00 (06:00 GMT) the jet carrying Ukraine’s presidential nominee Mykhailo Dobkin landed in Kherson airport.

In this moment, several dozens of activists forced their way to the landing strip and blocked the jet. I had to hold talks with the participants of the action.

Meanwhile, the jet managed to turn towards the end of the strip and take off,” local media quoted him as saying.

The regional office of the Party of Regions reports that Dobkin intends to hold a news conference “regarding the impossibility to hold a full-fledged electoral campaign and visit Ukrainian regions”.

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` Ukrainian Interior Ministry is Creating Corp's of Special Units for Protection of Public Order '

AceWorldNews – KIEV – April 15 – The Ukrainian Interior Ministry is creating a corps of special units for the protection of public order, the ministry’s website reported on Monday.

“Interior Minister (Arsen Avakov) has made a decision to create special units for the maintenance of public order,” the ministry’s operation headquarters said in a statement.

The report gives telephone numbers for getting the corresponding information in the Donetsk, Nikolayev, Dnepropetrovsk, Luhansk, Odessa, Kharkiv and Kherson regions. It gives no telephone numbers for other administrative-territorial entities.

The operation headquarters also gave an e-mail address to which all who want to join the units can send their resumes, however, did not made public any criteria for the selection of the candidates.

According to earlier reports, Arsen Avakov who was appointed by the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) of Ukraine acting interior minister decided to create a corps of special Interior Ministry units with the total strength of up to 12,000 people “on the basis of civilian components throughout the country.”

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