Donetsk, Jun 22 - DAN. Ukrainian forces shelled the first-level pumping station of Yuzhnodonbasskiy water duct outside Yasinovataya overnight, DPR Operations Command said on Thursday.

“Ukrainian army shelled Vasilyevka village outside Yasinovataya at night damaging the first-level pumping station of Yuzhodonbasskiy duct at 18 Zapadnaya Street which is operated by the Voda Donbassa public utility,” a DPR Command representative said.

The station has switched over to reserve sources, he added.

The first level pumping station of the Yuzhnodonbasskiy water duct has come under fire some 56 times during the conflict period. It is located near the “grey zone” outside Yasinovataya and is controlled by DPR militia. The water duct has three water treatment plants, two of which service Kiev-held part of the region.*jk