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United States Condemns Shooting Of Civilian Employees Of Donetsk Filtration Station

United States Condemns Shooting Of Civilian Employees Of Donetsk Filtration Station

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The United States condemns the shooting of employees of the Donetsk Filtration Station in Donetsk region of April 17 and urges the sides to the conflict to withdraw forces from the facilities of critical civilian infrastructure.

This is said in a statement by the U.S. Department of State, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"The United States condemns yesterday's shooting of civilian employees of the Donetsk Filtration Station in Ukraine, which left five individuals wounded," reads the statement.

The U.S. Department of State notes that the attack threatened water supplies for almost 350,000 Ukrainians living on both sides of the line of contact.

The statement reads that the incident follows closely shelling that severely damaged power lines near water pumping stations in the Donetsk region, which has endangered water supplies to over 3 million people.

"We urge Russia-led forces and Ukrainian Armed Forces to allow for maintenance workers to conduct repairs and prevent a new humanitarian crisis. We further call on all forces to withdraw from positions around the Donetsk Filtration Station and other critical civilian infrastructure," reads the statement.

The United States blames the Russian Federation for the aggravation of the humanitarian situation in the Donbas, as "Russia instigated this conflict and continues to arm, train, lead, and fight alongside its proxy forces in the Donbas."

"The Department takes this opportunity to repeat its call on Russia to withdraw its forces from eastern Ukraine and fully implement its commitments under the Minsk agreements," reads the statement.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the United Kingdom considers the bus attack in which employees of the Donetsk water filtration station were injured on April 17 unacceptable.

Some employees of the Donetsk water filtration station were injured on April 17 when a bus carrying them was fired upon.

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