Donetsk Defense TV News Report, 03/16/2017

The gas supply in several DPR localities was damaged as a result of the shelling. Ukrainian forces fired at Yasinovataya, Dokuchaevsk, Donetsk outskirts, Kominternovo, Kulikovo and Oktyabr localities. As a result, the gas pipes were damaged. 

The emergency took place in the Kievsky district of Donetsk. The damaged gas pipe was set on fire. The utility service’s employees rapidly arrived at the scene.

"As a result of the repair brigade’s sharp work the emergency was localized just in time, at 7.35 am they managed to put the fire out and the gas supply to the damaged pipes was stopped. Presently the repair brigade finishes the pipes’ restoration and the gas line will be brought into operation soon," said Alexander Shevchuk, the chief engineer of the “Donbassgas” company’s head department. 

It should be specially underlined that all the repair works are held in the conditions of permanent hostilities.  Only for the past 24 hours Ukrainian forces shelled the DPR territory, including the Majorsk checkpoint, over 500 times. 

Apart from it the localities of Elenovka, Staromikhailovka, Luganskoye, Yasnoye, Zaitsevo, Shakhta Izotova, Yakovlevka, Spartak, Krutaya Balka and the Petrovsky district of Donetsk underwent the Ukrainian shelling. 

According to the DPR power-wielding agencies, the enemy continues to apply the weaponry, prohibited by the Minsk Agreements.  

DONi News Agency

Video: UNION TV, 03/16/2017