Donetsk water plant shelled at night, chlorine storage damaged

Donetsk water treatment plant (DFS) came under Ukrainian forces fire on Thursday night. Damage was recorded to several structures on company premises, including chlorine storage, said water plant company director general Oleg Mokriy to Donetsk News Agency (DAN).

“DFS buildings, including the chlorine storage, administrative quarters and reservoirs received six hits; the shelling is ongoing,” Mokriy said. DFS personnel hid in the bomb shelter throughout the night.

“We cannot bear it longer. If we don’t evacuate the people now, lives will be lost, so we’re suspending DFS operation to proceed with evacuation,” Mokiy said.

On Thursday, the facility’s filters building was damaged by Ukrainian forces shelling.

Donetsk water treatment plant, located between Yasinovataya and Kiev-controlled Avdeyevka has long been a trouble spot on the contact line in Donbass. It supplies water to both sides of the contact line, DPR-controlled Donetsk and Yasinovataya and Vasilyevka and Spartak villages, and Kiev-controlled Avdeyevka, Krasnogorovka and Verkhnetoretskoye village.

DFS repeatedly came under fire and suspended operation.

DONi News Agency / DAN News