: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukrainian-held Avdiyivka without water as filtration station hit by shell

Deputy Prime Minister Hennadiy Zubko says the water supply in the Ukrainian-controlled town of Avdiyivka has been disrupted after the Russian occupation forces have once again shelled a local filtration station.

”A direct hit of a shell on the filtration station. Work has been halted. People are hiding in a bomb shelter. The town has once again been left without water,” he wrote on Twitter on Friday morning.

”Amid the Dutch support of the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, the occupiers cannot put up with this and are lobbing shells on our land,” Zubko tweeted.

Earlier, Russian troops and Russian-controlled militants in Donbas on January 29 launched a massive bombardment of Avdiyivka, using heavy artillery and Grad MRL systems, as well as tanks. This marked the beginning of another stage of escalation in the east of Ukraine.

A new attack on Avdiyivka late on January 30 left nearly 34,000 residents cut off the power grids. Heat and water supplies were also halted amid weather forecasts of about 20 degrees Celsius below zero overnight.

On February 10, Defense Ministry speaker for Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) issues Oleksandr Motuzianyk said the situation in Avdiyivka was tense, but it was under control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the local authorities.


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