Donetsk, May 17 - DAN. Ukrainian army units opened fire  at the Donetsk Water Treatment Plant (DFS) area during shift change on Thursday morning, head of the DPR Mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Ruslan Yakubov said.

“Today, at 10:20, Ukrainian forces delivered a new strike at the DFS area where the parties pledged to observe the truce to ensure safe DFS staff replacement,” Yakubov said. “The ceasefire violation was also recorded by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission  patrol which was in the DFS area to monitor the DFS team rotation.”

 The bus carrying 30 DFS personnel was coming from Yasinovataya when the shelling occurred, he added.

On Wednesday evening, Ukrainian forces shelled the DFS area with 40 MLRS Grad missiles.

The DFS area is a hot spot in Donbass. It is located outside Yasinovataya and feeds water to both sides of the contact line. The number of DFS customers exceeds 400,000.*jk*pp