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Donetsk to survive on two hours of running water every other day

Donetsk, the capital of a pro-Russian statelet in the east of Ukraine, will only be getting running water from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every 48 hours – an austerity measure announced by Alexei Kulemzin, the head of the city administration.

In line with Decision No. 30 of the Interagency Operative Headquarters dated March 27, 2022, centralized water supply for residential needs will be provided on a limited basis from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every 48 hours until further notice.

As Kulemzin specified, the Interagency Operative Headquarters had passed the decision the day before.

Notably, the head of the Voda Donbassa (“Water of Donbas”) utility company in Donetsk warned, as early as on March 12, that Donetsk could run out of water in a month's time because of the war.

Russia's military invasion of Ukraine, initiated on February 24 at Vladimir Putin’s orders, is ongoing. The Russian government calls it a “special military operation” to “de-Nazify” and “demilitarize” Ukraine and protect its people from “genocide”.

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