Toretsk on the verge of humanitarian disaster

Source : 112 Ukraine

City losts daily about 15 thousand cubic meters of water, flowing from the damaged pipeline
15:21, 28 June 2017

112 Agency

An extremely difficult situation with water supply is reported in the city of Toretsk, Donetsk region. The acting mayor of the city, Yury Evsikov warns of the possibility of a humanitarian catastrophe. This is reported by the Ukrainian side of Joint Centre for Coordination and Control, the anti-terrorist headquarters reports.

"City is recceiving the water by the Horlivka-Toretsk water pipeline. As early as in the beginning of 2017, after shelling by the illegal armed formations of the ORDO, a section of the water pipeline, passing through the collision line near the Gagarin mine, was damaged. About 15 thousand cubic meters of water are emitted daily because of this. A strict schedule of water supply has been introduced in the city: almost 35 thousand people receive water only two hours a day, in the villages of Pivnichne and Zalizne water is served for two hours once in two days," the report said.

With the increase in air temperature, the water discharge increased significantly and the situation became much more complicated. The thermometer in Toretsk this week reached a temperature of 33 degrees. In the high-rise buildings in the central part of the city, the water reaches only the second floor.

An epidemic of infectious diseases can erupt in the city. City Sanitary and Epidemiological Station is preparing to close kindergartens. Employees of the State Emergency Service bring water in the tanks, but it suffices only for urgent needs.

The situation with the water supply in Toretsk demonstrates the fact that the ORDO leadership cynically continues to ignore the interests of the civilian population, contrary to the statements made by them, demonstrates an absolute lack of interest in ensuring the environmental safety of the region and in restoring the civil infrastructure of Donbas.

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