Censor.NET citing the press service of the Donetsk Regional State Administration reports that yesterday a bridge was blown up in Horlivka near the knitting factory - 2400 mm pressure pipes of the channel were located under the bridge.
The nature of the damage of the water lines is currently being established.
In addition, the water lines near Mykyivka remain damaged due to the fact that the repair teams can work only in the daytime, occasionally hiding from shelling.
The ongoing hostilities do not allow for channel operation even at minimum speed. The supply of water for half a million residents of Donetsk and Makiivka is sufficient for several days only.
"Water supply objects are the first targets at the beginning of hostilities in a given area and it is not an accident. Somebody really wants to leave people without water, the people who already live in intolerable conditions in the ATO area. Our electricians, welders, heads of departments, who work under fire are risking his lives trying to prevent this. But today the situation is critical! The channel is the only waterway of the Donbas and it can be out of operation for a long time. Our region is facing a real threat of a humanitarian crisis " the Water of Donbas Company notes.