Russian-backed militants continue shelling the town of Avdiyivka, located 6 km north of the militant-controlled city of Donetsk, Kikhtenko wrote on Facebook.
"I talked to Avdiyivka's mayor 90 minutes ago, and he told me that the town was still under fire with shells hitting residential houses. Fortunately, there have been no casualties," he wrote on Friday evening.
According to him, "a complete range of measures has been taken to eliminate the aftermath of emergency situations."
"The water supply has been restored through the Pivdenno-Donbasky and Zakhidny water pipelines. Thanks to that, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Volnovakha, Dobropillia, and Krasnoarmisk will again enjoy the normal water supply," he wrote.