Donetsk, Jun 7 – DAN. Donetsk water treatment plant (DFS) came under fire today as Ukrainian forces shelled the area, the staff has taken to bomb shelters, said a DPR representative in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC).

"'At around 3.30 p.m. the Ukrainian armed forces opened fire on the DFS again. The staff was urgently taken to shelter."
The shelling is ongoing, the interlocutor said. The enemy forces use 120mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine gun and small arms.

A representative of the Donbass Water state company told DAN that the preparations to re-launch the plant are still ongoing.

The DFS was halted on June 2, as Kiev forces targeted power lines supplying the plant. The JCCC Russian and DPR sides tried to establish a dialog with the Ukrainian side and to guarantee security in the area. Still, the shelling continued.

Donetsk water treatment plant, located between Yasinovataya and Kiev-controlled Avdeyevka has long been a trouble spot on the contact line in Donbass. It supplies water to both sides of the contact line, DPR-controlled Donetsk and Yasinovataya and Vasilyevka and Spartak villages, and Kiev-controlled Avdeyevka, Krasnogorovka and Verkhnetoretskoye village. DFS often comes under Ukrainian forces fire, though it stores chlorine. Overall, more than 370 rounds have hit the plant's territory in the course of the conflict. *ot