According to the information from the Minister of Lugansk People’s Republic.
Yesterday (31/7/2014) the city of Lugansk was completely killed. Kirov substation is not subject to repair. All four oil transformer (each 100 tons of weight) are destroyed. This means that the main lines of the input electricity to the city from the North are lost for a long time.
Yesterday in the afternoon Southeast overhead power line 35 kV was intentionally destroyed – the only straw to life support systems. It’s +30 C outside.
The street lighting, water supply, drainage, mobile network, petrol stations are not working. There’s only gas. The air-raid warning system also doesn’t work.
All hospitals are still working on diesel generators, but the stock of fuel is decreasing. As there’s no network nobody can communicate everything is through couriers.
Communication exists only with the help of radio stations. All this is due to regular attacks.
But the good news is that we have got some liquid chlorine and tomorrow, if electricity will be, we’ll disinfect the water.
There are queues of people to leave the city for Donetsk or for Izvarino (to Russia). Tomorrow we open social canteens – there will be no hot food due to the electricity absence, so we’ll distribute packed meal. Next week we’ll open social chemist’s. In order to send this post I had to go to the border and catch weak signals of those towers which continue working in Krasnodon.
People’s republics militias fighting (Kiev) government troops to seize the outskirts of Shakhtyorsk
People’s republics militias were fighting government troops to seize the outskirts of Shakhtyorsk, a city in eastern Ukraine, on Wednesday morning, Novorossiya news agency reported, quoting armed forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
Ukrainian government artillery had responded by setting an ammunition depot in the city on fire, the agency added. One eyewitness report spoke of casualties among militia fighters.
Separatist sources claimed success already in their advance.
“Militia fighters have taken control of Shakhtyorsk, and the National Guard, with armored vehicles, is hiding in thick foliage,” DPR representatives said, adding they had put a tank, an artillery system and a truck out of action.
Lugansk faces famine
The Lugansk City Council informs about food shortage in the city.
For the past day in Lugansk in the result of constant shelling (including banned cluster bombs) three citizens were killed incl. a fifteen y.o. child.
The delivery of food products to Lugansk is terminated, goods reserves are decreasing, only bread is supplied to the shops and markets, – the press service of the City Council reported. A network of large supermarkets, grocery stores, markets work with outage. The stores have only their own food stock.
5000 inhabitants remained without water, some districts are completely without electricity, that is about 50 000 people.
At least five civilians have been killed, 23 wounded over the past 24 hours as the Ukrainian Army continued shelling the city of Horlivka in Donetsk Region
At least five civilians have been killed, 23 wounded over the past 24 hours as the Ukrainian Army continued shelling the city of Horlivka in Donetsk Region, the 5 Kanal television station reported Wednesday.
“Five people died and 23 were injured in Horlivka during the past 24 hours due to shelling,” the channel said citing the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
On Monday, the ongoing confrontation between Kiev forces and the militia in the eastern Ukrainian city claimed lives of 17 people, including three children. Shelling destroyed a local school and hit the grounds of a hospital, damaging several maternity ward buildings. On Monday, a three-day mourning period was declared in Horlivka due to the tragic events.
According to the latest UN report, the conflict between pro-Kiev forces and independence supporters in eastern Ukraine has claimed the lives of 1,129 civilians since mid-April, with another 3,442 injured.
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