: Thousands of Donbas residents have no access to drinking water - OSCE

11:50 Jun. 9, 2016

Thousands of Donbas residents have no access to drinking water - OSCE

OSCE observers inspect a piece of a damaged car near Shyrokyne village, eastern Ukraine, March 30, 2015. (AP Photo)

International watchdog reports truce violations on the rise

Eight thousand people in the Donbas region have no access to drinking water, reports the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine. The powerlines between the village of Berezove and the town of Dokuchaievsk have been out of service since April 15 due to shelling. However, repair works are impossible in the area because of large number of landmines.

Watch also UT's interview with Alexander Hug, Deputy chief of OSCE SMM: OSCE considers armed police mission to Donbas amid violence escalation

The international monitors have also reported significant increase in ceasefire violations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The OSCE mission names Donetsk international airport, militant-controlled Yasynuvata and the zone near government-controlled Stanytsia Lyhanska as the hotspots of the shelling.

The international watchdog representatives have also claimed their movements are widely restricted in the militant-controlled areas.

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