Russia refused to provide the Trilateral Contact Group with the security guarantees for the staff of Donetsk Filtration Plant during the repair and refurbishment work and for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission observers, as Daria Olifer, the Press Secretary of Leonid Kuchma, wrote on Facebook.
“Regardless of a constant insistence of the Ukrainian side, Russia’s delegation refused to provide the security guarantees for the Donetsk Filtration Plant staff during the repair and refurbishment work and for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission observers,” Olifer wrote.
According to her, the Ukrainian side agreed on all the standards of the reconstruction works of the bridge crossing in Stanytsia Luhanska and passed them to the representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
As Olifer stated, the deployment of efforts and resources near Stanytsia Luhanska can happen provided that a 7-days ceasefire will be observed. In its turn, the Ukrainian side is completely fullfiling its obligations.
Olifer stressed that the escalation in Donbas is strengthening, as in terms of the number of attacks and the types of the weapons used.
“34 days before the so-called “Easter ceasefire” was declared (April 30, 2018 – May 2, 2018) the Ukrainian side recorded one firefight and 1,512 shootings from ORDLO side, almost all the shootings were adjusted. There were four attacks at the localities. As of April 25, 2018, the ceasefire was violated most during the “Easter ceasefire” – 76 shootings, Minsk-banned weapons were used 43 times, including BM-21 Grad, tanks, artillery, and mortar launchers,” she said.
At Friday session, the Trilateral Contact Group stressed the importance of the mobile communication restoration by 70% in uncontrolled Donetsk region part.
Earlier, the Donetsk filtration plant restored the water supply of Avdiivka fully.
As it was reported earlier, the DFP vehicles convoy was shot at on April 17, five staff members were injured. Donetsk filtration plant restored the operation on April 18. Due to the suspension, the water supply to Avdiivka, partially Donetsk and Yasynuvata, Krasnyi Partyzan, Kruta Balka and Verkhniotoretske.
The representatives of Donetsk conflict HQ are convinced that the leaders of ORDLO militants staged and triggered the current situation. The U.S. State Department condemned the attacks at the Donetsk Filtration Plant and stated that Russia was responsible for the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in East Ukraine.
As it is known, the water supply of the occupied territories (including Donetsk) and the territory of Donetsk region controlled by Ukraine depend on the operation of the station. The DFP is located in the so-called grey area, this territory is frequently coms under attacks.
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