Fighting erupts near Ukraine's Maryinka, some 40 explosions recorded

13:00, 08 June 2017
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The situation is escalating in the area between the villages of Kamianka and Kruta Balka in Donetsk region, Chairman of the Donetsk Military and Civil Administration Pavlo Zhebrivskiy wrote on Facebook.


"As of 10:00 Kyiv time, we have such a picture according to the operational information: there is an escalation on the Kamianka-Kruta Balka line. About 40 explosions were heard near pumping station No. 1 (the area of the town of Maryinka, near the village of Vasylivka). According to the field data, the fighting continues, the station's equipment has failed, and there is still no possibility to carry out the evacuation," Zhebrivskiy said.

Read alsoMilitant shells hit school in eastern Ukraine's KrasnohorivkaHe also said that the Voda Donbasu [Water of Donbas] municipal utility company had suspended water supplies from the Siverskiy Donets-Donbas channel to five filtration stations, namely in Krasnoarmiysk, Velykoanadolska, two stations in Mariupol, and another one in Donetsk.

"If water is supplied from the Starokrymske water reservoir to the Mariupol filtration stations, accordingly, Mariupol does not remain without water. At the same time, water supplies to the Krasnoarmiyska and Velykoanadolska filtration stations have been cut off completely since they have no backup source of water supply," he added.

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