"The reason for this is the automatic accident shutdown of the 35 kW power line "Hirska-Popasna" that led to the blackout of transformer station "Popasna" and the whole city, 9,000 houses," the message said.
Also, checkpoint "Zolote" and transformer station of Popasna wagon repair plant are powered down.
"This power line is on the balance of Donetsk Railways; today, the brigades of the railway workers patrol the transmission lines, looking for the reason for shutdown," the message said.
It is expected that the electricity supply will be resumed to Popasna in the next few hours.
As we reported over the past 24 hours, pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions in Donbas 16 times; on two occasions, the enemy opened fire from Minsk-banned weaponry.
Earlier a power line was torn apart due to the artillery strike in Krymske, Luhansk region. The enemy was trying to once again destabilize the situation in the region.