19 Feb 2019 13:37

DPR reports Ukrainian army attack on southern Donbas water pump

DONETSK/KYIV. Feb 19 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian army attacked the Vasylivka water pumping station on Tuesday, a representative of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) told the press.

"The Ukrainian army fired 120mm and 82mm mortars and a mounted anti-tank grenade launcher at Vasylivka at 10:10 a.m. today. Mortar shells landed on Vasylivka. In addition, the Ukrainian army hit the first-level pumping station of the South Donbas water main during shift rotation," the representative said.

The workers fled the fire zone, he said.

A morning attack on Donetsk damaged a gas pipe, and windows were shattered in two residential buildings in Horlivka, the representative said.

The Ukrainian army, in turn, reported 12 violations of the Donbas ceasefire and injuries of four servicemen over the day.

"The enemy fired anti-tank missiles, weapons from infantry combat vehicles, various types of grenade launchers, heavy machineguns, and small arms at Ukrainian fortifications. [...] Four Joint Forces servicemen were injured," the press service of the Joint Forces Operation wrote on Facebook.

Attacks were observed in Katerynivka, Traven, Krymske, and Hnutove, the press service said.