The ORDO militants are firing at civilian infrastructure facilities in Donbas for the second day, discrediting the Ukrainian Armed Forces units. This was stated by the Ukrainian side in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire, the press service reports.
According to the center, on November 3, terrorists shelled the Donetsk filtering station to intervene in the course of repair and restoration works. At the same time militants claim that the firing was carried out by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
"So, on November 3, 2017, the illegal armed formations of the ORDO fired at the Donetsk filtering station, the station's personnel reported the damage to the reserve chlorine pipeline. This combat activity primarily aims at justifying their shelling and discrediting the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Also we see the reluctance of the illegal armed formations to conduct routine work on the maintenance of the camera and its normal functioning in verifying violations of the ceasefire, "the report said.
Earlier OSCE CMM issued an appeal to avoid shelling the Donetsk filtering station and other civil infrastructure facilities in Donbas. This is said in the statement of the special representative of the OSCE Head Martin Sajdik.
According to him, if the projectiles hit the tanks with toxic substances, people living in the immediate vicinity of the station may die.
"We strongly condemn the bombardment of the Donetsk filtering station that took place on the night of November 4. We emphasize that damage to only one of the nine hundred-kilogram tanks of highly toxic chlorine gas for cleaning water stored at the facility can lead to the death of people within a radius of 200 meters, including station personnel, and seriously disrupt the supply of water for almost 350,000 people on both sides of the line of contact, "the statement said.
He called on the parties of the conflict to refrain from shelling the territory of the Donetsk filtering station.