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No water, electricity in Avdiivka, - Emergency Service
10:59, 30 March 2017
No water, electricity in Avdiivka, - Emergency Service

Heating supply in the city is provided centrally by Avdiivka coke plant

10:59, 30 March 2017

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There is no heating supply in Avdiivka city of Donetsk region as of 7:00 on March 30 and water supply temporarily stopped. This was reported by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.

“High-voltage power line was damaged due to hostilities on March 29 that caused suspension of power supply in Avdiivka; Avdiivka coke plant and water filtration station that centrally provide electricity and water were cut off from power,” the message says.

“Heating supply in the city is provided centrally by Avdiivka coke plant. Whereas social facilities that do not have their own backup power systems are provided with electricity by 8 generators of the State Emergency Service,” the rescuers say.

The issue of restoring power supply is being decided. 24 rescuers and 10 vehicles of the Emergency Service are there to solve the problem.

Related: Militants shelled Avdiivka from Grads, 18 houses damaged, — police

Now the Ukrainian side is trying to establish a silence regime in order to begin restoration of electricity. This was announced by the head of Avdiivka military civil administration Pavlo Malykhin on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

“There is heating in the houses and we have water in the reservoirs. If we have to, we will provide people with water,” he said.

“Nobody is panicking. AS sad as it is, people got used to this…Emergency Service workers arrived, trying to help. The situation is under control,” he added, commenting the general situation in the city.

Earlier it was reported that 61 shelling recorded over the past 24 hours, the situation remains tense near Avdiivka. Three military men were wounded.

Related: Ukrainian soldier killed as a result of shelling on stronghold near Avdiivka

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