Donetsk, Apr 18 – DAN. The Voda Donbassa water company staff accompanied by the OSCE SMM monitors and engineers have left for the Donetsk water treatment plant (DFS) to evacuate its personnel.

"We have received security guarantees from the Ukrainian side. We are moving towards the DFS. Hopefully, we will manage to evacuate people," a representative of the water company told DAN.

"We have to provide for a safe return of the personnel, who have been there since yesterday."

Ukrainian forces opened fire on a convoy with DFS personnel on board on Tuesday afternoon, wounding five people. The company has decided to evacuate  remaining personnel from the station, to shut it down and to mothball the facility.*ot