Donetsk Filtration Station attacked again, damage reported

Source : 112 Ukraine

The attacks took place at night
15:14, 15 May 2018

The Donetsk Filtration Station was attacked by the pro-Russian militants once more as the press service of 'Donbas Water' reported.

'At night on May 14-15, the Donetsk Filtration Stations underwent the attacks. The glazing of the chemical plants' building and the administrative-household corps were damaged', the message said.

Related: Donetsk Filtration Station heavily attacked, personnel evacuated to shelter

Earlier the OSCE SMM observers refused to accompany the personnel of the station and the workers stayed there for the second day.

As we reported the militants shelled the convoy of the filtration station's workers. Five workers suffered, one of them is in the serious condition. On April 18, Donetsk Filtration Station has stopped its work and the supply of the drinking water was stooped to Avdiivka, partially to Donetsk and Yasynuvata, Chervony Partyzan, Kruta Balka and Verkhnyotoretske villages.

Related: OSCE reports on threat to work of Donetsk Filtration Plant due to constant firing

The Headquarters of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is sure that the situation was staged and provoked by the leaders of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. U.S. State Department condemned the shelling of the filtration station and claimed that Russia is responsible for the worsening of the humanitarian station in the east of Ukraine.

The water supply to Avdiivka was stopped on April 20. However, it was fully restored at 3 p.m on April 23. 

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