Donetsk, Jun 9 – DAN. The start of repair works at Yuzhnodonbasskiy water duct (YDV) has been postponed indefinitely, as Kiev has not yet provided security guarantees, a DPR representative in the JCCC told DAN.

"Ukrainian side impedes the start of repairs at the YDV. The promises security guarantees have not been confirmed."

He added that repair teams and staff of the pumping station together with representatives of the OSCE and the JCCC are still waiting for the confirmation, as negotiations with the Kiev side continue.

In the night April 8-9 Kiev units shelled Yuzhnodonbasskiy water duct; as a result the 1st level pumping station halted operation  and some towns in the south-west part of Donbass remained without water, including Mariupol, Volnovakha, Krasnoarmeysk, Selidovo, Dimitrov, Rodinskoye and other.

The Yuzhnodonbasskiy water duct is located in the 'grey zone' in the vicinity of Yasinovataya. Three pumping stations are linked to the duct; two of them supply water to Kiev-controlled areas.

The re-launch of the YDV was scheduled for today. *ot