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Donetsk water filtering plant shut down due to shelling

The power line, located in the militant-held territory of Donetsk region, took damage; the local water tanks contain enough water to be supplied for four consecutive days
14:01, 8 June 2018

Facebook Pavlo Malykhin

The air power line of Donetsk water filtration plant took damage due to the shelling. This resulted in the shutdown of the facility, Ukraine's State Emergency Service reported.

Avdiivka's local authorities decided that the local residents will get the industrial water from mobile cisterns of the local municipal enterprise.

The restoration works will not be taking place because no safety is guaranteed.

'In case of emergency, the water supply system will be working hourly, using the local storage, which contains up to 4,000 cubic meters of water (it's located in the city); it has enough drinking water to be supplied for four consecutive days. In case there's no water left in the storage tank, the cars will be bringing the water for the locals,' the State Emergency Service reports.

According to the press service of “Company Voda Donbassa” public utility provider, the issue of evacuation of the station’s staff pending for two days already.

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As we reported earlier, several explosions occurred at the filtration station near Donetsk on June 4 after it resumed its work after the shelling by pro-Russian militants on May 17

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Before 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.

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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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