"We did not expect such a change of the terrorists' tactics, who currentlyhave realized that they will never live here, so they continue to totally destroy the infrastructure. You know what a critical situation there is in the mines, both private and state owned. They deliberately hit the surface infrastructure destroying the power supply system. If the energy system is out of order, there is no way to pump out the water. Ground water level rises in the result threatening to flood one-third of Donetsk," Shlapak said.
It should be reminded that according to Ministry of Energy and Coal Mining, 9 mines suspended work in the Donbas due to flooding. Totally 30-35 mines do not work in the region through hostilities.