Water supply to 345,000 people in eastern Ukraine at risk as Donetsk Filter Station stops operations

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Yesterday, the Donetsk Filter Station in Ukraine stopped its operations after five of its employees were shot and injured on 17 April. The Station’s operations will likely remain suspended until guarantees for the safety of its personnel from parties to the conflict are received.

This is not the first incident at the Donetsk Filter Station. On 14 March, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Ukraine, Mr. Neal Walker, issued a statement condemning similar attacks on the station’s workers on four separate occasions. "I am deeply concerned that water treatment workers and critical infrastructure continue to be targeted in eastern Ukraine’s armed conflict", he said.

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