As reported by Censor.NET, this was said by Head of the Donetsk civil and military administration Pavlo Zhebrivskyi on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
"Unfortunately, the militants and the Russian aggressors do not grant permission to repair the water supply system. The 900 mm pipeline in the neutral area is meant. We need two or three days to repair it. A section of the pipeline is to be cut out and replaced. They grant no permission so we deliver water by tank trucks.
"18 water-carriers are involved in delivery of 260-300 tons of water daily. I think that we will open schools and kindergartens today since there is enough potable water. We are going to meet with the military at 1 p.m. today to figure out what to do next because the water is still not supplied to 35 houses while 2,356 persons live without heating. Unfortunately, the problem is that the residents drain water from the heat supply system," Zhebrivskyi said.
As reported, Toretsk residents have been without water since Nov. 26 as the section of the water pipeline with a diameter of 900 mm between Horlivka and Toretsk was damaged by the militant's artillery strike.
According to the anti-terrorist operation Staff, the town of Toretsk in the Donetsk region faces humanitarian disaster over water shortage caused by the recent militants' shelling.
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