Donetsk, Apr 20 – DAN. The Donetsk Water Treatment Plant (DFS) shall resume operations on April 21-22, earlier than expected, the DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko said.

"We met the OSCE representatives last night, today we had a meeting with the Voda Donbassa water company. We discussed further actions. The DFS will be relaunched tomorrow or the day after tomorrow."

Ukrainian forces opened fire on a convoy carrying Donetsk Water Treatment Plant (DFS) personnel on April 17, wounding five people. The Voda Donbassa state water company adopted a decision to evacuate the remaining personnel from the station, to shut it down and to mothball the facility for five days.

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. *ot