Donetsk, Jun 9 – DAN. The re-launch of Yuzhnodonbasskiy water duct outside Yasinovataya, that had been damaged by Ukrainian shelling, is scheduled for today, said water state company Donbass Water.

"Today together with the OSCE and the JCCC we shall visit the pumping station where repairs are to start. If everything is alright, the water duct will resume operation."

The company added that apart from the repairs, mine search will be carried out around the facility.

Earlier the Russian side in the JCCC managed to receive security guarantees from Kiev so that the aftermath of Ukrainian shelling could be dealt with.

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

The Uzhnodonbasskiy 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. *ot