DONETSK, February 28. /TASS/. The central water supply station in Donetsk was damaged and 19 boilers lost power as a result of shelling by Ukraine, city Mayor Alexey Kulemzin said on Monday.
Some areas in the city lost their heating supply, he said on Telegram.
On Monday, Ukrainian forces delivered more artillery strikes at Donetsk, firing about 40 projectiles, according to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of Ceasefire. Repair works are underway.
In the Lugansk People’s Republic, 19 population centers are left without water and power supply for the third straight day, Sergey Kramarenko, the head of the republic’s Slavyanoserbsky District, said on Monday.
Water pumping stations were damaged during a shelling, he said on Rossiya-24.
Shelling now hits residential housing less often, and there’s no need for an evacuation, he said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on February 24 that, amid a strong escalation of the situation in Donbass and in response to a request by the heads of the Donbass republics, he had made a decision to carry out a special military operation. He stressed that Moscow had no plans of occupying Ukrainian territories, but aims to demilitarize and denazify the country. The Russian Defense Ministry said that Russian troops are not targeting Ukrainian cities, but are incapacitating Ukrainian military infrastructure, therefore there are no threats to the civilian population.