Donetsk filtration station resumes water supplies to Avdiyivka

13:31, 23 April 2018
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"As of 05:00 on April 23, water supplies to households in Avdiyivka (22,000 people), the village of Lastochkyne and the village of Orlivka in Yasynuvata district (1,500 people) resumed in full," the press service of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service reported.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, five personnel of the Donetsk water filtration plant were wounded as they came under fire in a bus heading for work in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, on April 17.

On April 18, the station shut down all operations citing security reasons, the Voda Donbasa operator company said.

"The supply of drinking water to the government-controlled town of Avdiyivka, partly to Donetsk and the town of Yasynuvata [both are occupied by Russia], to the [occupied] village of Krasny Partizan [its new name – Betmanove], the [Ukrainian-controlled] villages of Kruta Balka and Verkhniotoretske was suspended," the report said then.

The facility is located near the contact line in eastern Ukraine hit by hostilities. Russia-led forces have repeatedly shelled the station in order to shift the blame onto the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

UNIAN memo. The station supplies water to towns and villages in government-controlled and Russian-occupied areas in Donbas: Avdiyivka (about 22,000 residents), Krasnohorivka, and Verkhniotoretske, as well as the temporarily-occupied Donetsk, Yasynuvata, and the villages of Vasylievka and Spartak. In total, it services about 600,000 people.

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