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Donetsk Filtration Station resumes work

It is planned that the station will work in the morning on May 24 as usual
17:51, 23 May 2018

Facebook Pavlo Malykhin

The Donetsk Filtration Station has resumed its work after the shelling by pro-Russian militants on May 17. Pavlo Malykhin, the Head of City Military State Administration of Avdiivka reported this on Facebook.

'The Donetsk Filtration Station has resumed its work, the water aims to the city. Today, since 17:00 we will supply water from the drinking water reservoir. We will accumulate the drinking water reservoirs at night and will get into the normal level of the water supply in the morning', he wrote.

Related: Donetsk Filtration Station attacked again, damage reported

As we reported another attack on Donetsk filtering station led to the shutdown of the facility; the shelling was observed on late May 17. According to the State Emergencies Service, the switch room took fire; the damage resulted in the station shutting down. 

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

Related: Donbas: DNR sniper kills civilian in Mariinka

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.

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.

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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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