Donetsk, May 30 – DAN. Ukrainian snipers opened fire on the Donetsk Water Treatment Plant area today, the DPR Operations Command said.

"Today at around 12.00 p.m. Ukrainian terrorists opened sniper fire on the Donetsk Water Treatment Plant from Avdeyevka forest."

The OSCE SMM representatives were present in the area as the shelling occurred.

The security situation in the DFS area remains unstable. Reports on Ukrainian shelling have become more frequent. After five staff members had been injured while on duty on May 17 and the company's vehicle had come under fire, the Contact Group suggested the area should be designated as the next disengagement of forces and hardware zone.

The DFS supplies water to both sides of the contact line: DPR-controlled Donetsk, Yasinovataya, the Vasilyevka and Spartak villages, parts of Makeyevka, and Kiev-controlled Avdeyevka, Krasnogorovka and the Verkhnetoretskoye villages. The overall number of its customers exceeds 400 thousand.

It went off grid on May 20 after a shelling incident. *ot