Donetsk, Jun 9 – DAN. The Donetsk water treatment plant (DFS) has resumed normal operations today, said DPR representative at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Ruslan Yakubov.

"Today, after necessary repairs of power supply and technical preparations, the DFS resumed normal operations at 5.30 p.m. after it was halted on June 7."

Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE SMM to Ukraine Alexander Hug personally assisted the talks to relaunch the facility and prolonged his visit to Donbass to do so. The DPR mission to the JCCC has expressed its gratitude to Hug for his efforts to facilitate the DFS normal operation.

On June 7, the DFS was halted, and its staff evacuated due to continuous shelling from the Ukrainian side which cut off grid power. The SMM was reported to participate in negotiations to renew close monitoring of the DFS. Today, June 9, power supply was restored to the DFS.

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